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Administration, Senate clash 
on b udget co ntroversy, tenure 

KT SjJBron- Collins '77 


FRIDAY, MARCH 14. 1975 

Academic Council and Senate 
•alhered together in. a joint 
meeting on the afternoon of 
Thursday. March 6. The objective 
of. this joint meeting, which was 
open to the entire College com- 
munity, was to provide a forum at 
which views could be aired regar- 
ding two major controversial 
issues: (I) the closing of the 
Counseling Office, which is a 
result of College budget cuts, and 
(2) and administrative decision to 
consider two Black Studies 
Department professors for one 
tenured position. 

The administration presented 
ihe facts and reasoning which led 
l0 these decisions. Its arguments 
focused primarily on budget 
problems and claims of con- 
sidering long-range effects of 
various alternatives. Members of 
the College community who op- 
pose the aforementioned 
decisions, or the process by which 
these decisions were made, voiced 
ihe grounds for their opposition. 
They claim that these issues are 
'another example of policy-making 
"behind closed doors" and 
decisions which are sprung on 
students and faculty in a finalized 
form. Protests were also made 
about the administration's osten- 
sible placing of financial facts and 
figures above other more impor- 
tant considerations when weighing 

President Newell began the 
meeting by presenting a status 
report. "The seriousness of reces- 
sion and inflation has made 
necessary some cuts in the 
College's budget," Newell stated. 
"Our budget is being warped by 
irrcduccable expenditures over 
which we have no control," she 
explained, "and no budget cut has 
been made without regret and 
deep concern." 

Newell emphasized that all 
viable alternatives were con- 
sidered before the decisions were 
finalized. "In view of other needs. 

substantial cuts had to be made in 
student services as in all other 
areas." she said. According to 
Newell, after consultation and 
deliberation, the ad hoc budget 
committee decided that closing 
Ihe Counseling Office would 
provide the greatest possible sav- 
ing with the least possible hurl to 
student services. 

Newell stressed that the deci- 
sion was not meant to reflect 
adversely on those involved, and 
she hopes that the Student Ser- 
vices staff will explore creative 
altenatives for meeting student 
counseling needs. 

Regarding the controversy over 
tenure in the Black Studies 
Department, Newell unam- 
biguously declared that there is no 
question about the continuation of 
a Black Studies Department at 
Wcllesley. "The Department is 
new." she stated, "and it has yet 
to make its full impact on the 
community. It is those of us who 
arc not black who particularly 

Continued on page 9 

Alumnae Achierement Awards dinner tonight in Tower Court will honor, from left to right: Barbara Scott Preiskel, Carroll 
McCarty Gundcrson, Jean Trepp McKelvey, and Carol Rhodes Sibley. 

Santana issue evokes disparity, protest 

by Sharon Collins '77 

At last Monday's Senate 
meeting, dorm representatives 
voted in favor of a large-scale Spr- 
ing Weekend with a well-known 
band to be determined by the On- 
Campus Affairs Committee. 
There have been many rumors 

Friday, March 14 
Alumnae Achievements Awards Dinner 
Tower Court — 6:00 p.m. 
Dance Concert by (he Wcllesley Dance Group 
Alumnae Hall Ballroom — 8:30 p.m. 

Saturday, March 15 _ 

Conference al Ihe Center for Research on Women in Higher Education and the 


"Enhancing the Quality of Life in Modern Society" 

Alva Myrdal, Speaker, Stone-Davis Dining Room 

Dance Concert by the Wcllesley Dance Group 

Alumnae Hall Ballroom — 2:30 p.m 

Formal opening of the Center for Research on Women followed by a reception 

Chcevcr House — 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Wcllesley College Theatre: "Everything in the Garden" 

Alumnae Hall Auditorium — 8.00 p.m. 

Sunday, March 16 

Sunday Chapel Service: Mildred McAfee Horton 

Houghton Memorial Chapel — 11:00 a.m. 

Founder's Day Convocation: All welcome 

Houghton Memorial Chapel — 4:00 p.m. 

Reception for faculty and guests 

Jewell Gallm 

Wcllesley College Theatre. "Everything in ihe Garden 

Alumnae Hall Auditorium — 8:00 p.m. 

Wcllesley College Choir and Ihe Harvard Glee Club Concert 

Houghton Memorial Chapel — 8:00 p.m. 

M SSn«2lT5r l «ie publica.ion of Welltzlty College I875-197S. A Century of 

WcIIciIcy College Club — 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. ...".„,. , ui 

The authors will autograph copies of this Centennial history, which will be available 

al ihe Club, 

Wcllesley College Theatre: "Everything in the Garden 

Alumnae Hall Auditorium — 8:00 p.m. 

Wcllesley Birthday Parly 

Schneider Center — 10:00 P "' ■ 

Students react to Admin, policy 

by Patricia Mell 75 

simply reflects the opinions of a 
random sampling of students in 
During the last few weeks, these matter'. 
Wellesley's campus has been Although the opinion on 
taught with controversy over the specific aspects of the counseling 
elimination of the Counseling Of- services issue differed, one item 
fice composed of Donald Polk and remained constant in the majority 
Carol Baird and the question of of comments. The majority or 
"nure limitations in the Black students disagreed with the 
Studies Department. This article manner in which the administra- 

Sadaukai cites capitalism 
as source of problems 

1_ by Muriel Rollins *7S 

Owusu Sadaukai is a student of 
'he social ills or our society. As an 
activist in the Sixties, he was a 
founder and the president of 
Malcolm X University. Presently. 
nc is a member of the African 
Liberation Support Committee 
and he is based in North Carolina 
Piping the non-academic workers 
of Duke University organize u un- 

Sadaukai began his speech at 
Harambcc House by pointing out 
'he obvious problems in our socie- 
') which result in the continuation 
°f the oppression or the third 
w °rld peoples. "Capitalism is the 
|° u rcc or the problems." he said. 
f* pointed out that the fun- 
damental contradiction or 
Ca Pilalism is socialized produc- 
'!°n and individualized distribu- 
''.°n. He Tccls that, because or in- 
dlv idualizcd distribution, the need 
r °r oppressing and exploiting a 
Particular group arises. "The 
Inird wi 



Sa daukai stressed. 

Sadaukai advocated that the 
juggle for liberation is largely a 

develop tactics to divide the work- 
ing class, thereby keeping them 
under control. 

••The times demand a 
revolution." says Sadaukai. the 
same one which was spoken on 
but not worked through in the 
Sixties . " Sadaukai asserts thai 
what were revolution., ry 

lion reached the decision to 
eliminate the Counseling Ofilce 
positions held by Polk and Baird. 
One Tower Court junior stated. 
"It's rather a question or who 
made the decision, how other 
alternatives were sought after, and 
how seriously those alternatives 
were considered." Some students 
were more direct in their disap- 
proval. One Clafiin student called 
the administration's action in this 
matter a denial or the students' in- 
telligence. She stated, "I resent 
the Tact that the college constantly 
cultivates our ability to voice our 
opinions and encourages us to 
accept their worth on one hand 
and then undermines these 
qualities by not even asking our 
opinion on matters vital to our 
school lire." 

Student commentary concer- 
ning the implications or the 
elimination or the Counseling Or- 
ficc ranged widely. Some students 
were vehemently opposed to its 
elimination, some "couldn't care 


One senior pointed out the need 
to have a "neutral" person just to 
talk to when confused. This type 
of counseling, she said, "is not 
psychiatric in nature and does not 
warrant conversing with a psy- 
chiatrist." A student from Beebc 
continued along this line saying 
that such a Counseling Service 
was necessary because ". it's 
different with a peer. An older 
person might be able to sec things 
more rationally. The Head of 
House would be around every day 
and she might let something slip group arises. •"* w ""' ".-■ deman ding change an d she might let something slip 

>rd world has been the group op- "^"'""^fCial debate l0 another person in .he dorm. A 

««d, but it Is the entire work- have become jonarics hiatrist is , 00 professional for 

I class which is exploited." clubs . and the revi a P llproblcrns . The Counseling Ser- 

c| ass struggle and that the few 
l*°ple who rule the United States 

have become reformers 
road to becoming reactionaries 
Sadaukai would like the third 

Continued on page 9 

vice Office was the most objec- 

and much confusion about the 
details or money allocations and 
choice or_band for the weekend. 
Students are asking just how these 
decisions were and are being 

The On-Campus Affairs Com- 
mittee, or which Manana Freyrc 
'76 is the chairperson, researched 
band possibilities for an outdoor 
concert during Wellesley's Spring 
Weekend. After getting price 
quotes from various bands, the 
Committee presented to SOFC a 
request for SI 0.000 for Spring 

At the same time, SOFC was 
presented with a request from 
WBS for $4200 for new equip- 
ment; and SOFC also wanted to 
save S3500 for fending or ac- 
tivities next year. Ann Connolly, 
student bursar, spoke for SOFC: 
"Clearly, the $11,000 in ihe 
SOFC account could not meet 
these requests. We were forced to 
cut them in an arbitrary feshion 
because we had no basis for 
qualitative evaluation," The re- 
quests were approximately halv- 
ed, with $5200 given to the On- 
Campus Affairs Committee and 
$2300 given to WBS. 

Because of a melange of ex- 
penses including construction of a 
plairorm. electrical wiring, 
chemical toilets, and security, the 
On-Campus Affairs Committee 
decided that co-sponsorship with 
other groups was essential. Ethos 
and Mezcla offered to contribute 
S2500 and $500 respectively, on 
the stipulation that the band 
chosen be one of which they ap- 


The choice was narrowed to El 
Chicano. Mallo. Santana. and 
James Montgomery Band. Accor- 
ding to Manana, the con- 
siderations focused on getting a 
band with general campus-wide 

1 1 was suggested to the On- 
Campus Affairs Committee that 
ticket sales to off-campus people 
would be a way to raise moncs to 
cover the expenses of an outdoor 
concert with a fairly prominent 
band. The ticket price was 
originally set al S2.50 with a total 
or 2,000 off-campus tickets for 
sale, ll was then amended to 2.000 
tickets at $3.00 each to provide 
more flexibility in finances. 

Al the Senate meeting on Mon- 
day. March 3, Manana presented 
a status report from her com- 
mittee. At that time, she thought 
that a contract with Santana had 
to be signed before the next 
Senate meeting, making necessary 
a decision that evening. Some 
Senate reps objected to being 
hurried and pressured into a deci- 
sion when ihe facts were rather 
vague. Nevertheless, a motion 
passed allocating $5200 to the On- 
Campus Affairs Committee, as 
SOFC had suggested. 

During the week between ihe 
March 3 Senate meeting and the 
March 10 meeting, there was con- 
siderable confusion on campus 
about Spring Weekend details 
Some students thought that 
Senate had voted and approved 
Santana. Others thought that an 
irreversible contract with Santana 

had already been signed. Because 
an outdoor concert must he held 
in the Academic Quad as 
designated by the College ad- 
ministration (this area is the mosl 
desirable sile for security con- 
siderations), some students 
reacted with alarm about the safe- 
keeping or the statues in front or 
Jewell and Ihe chemistry lab 
equipment in Pendleton. 

On Sunday evening, a WBS 
talk show featured a panel discus- 
sion on the "Santana controver- 

At the Senate meeting on Mon- 
day. March 10. ihe floor was 
opened for discussion and debate 
on whether students wanted a 
large-scale or a small-scale 
weekend. For clarification, small- 
scale -was defined as "without a 
concert" and large-scale as "with 
concert". A campus-wide poll had 
been taken by Senate reps in their 
dorms, and the result indicated 
that a majority of students 
favored a large-scale weekend; 
however, many of the itu ; 
who voted for a large-scale 
weekend also stipulated that (hey 
did not agree wilh Santana as the 
band choice 

Florence Davis '76. rep from 
Beebe. voiced concern that all 
"externalities" be considered, for 
example, "will the Quad need to 
be re-sodded after supporting a 
large concert crowd?" and "how 
do We know lhal our security 
force is adequate to handle 
problems al such an event?" Flo 
feels that the On-Campus Affairs 

Continued on page 6 

Company loses yearbook pix 


Continued on page 9 

by Elene Loria '77 

The yearbook is faced with a 
breach or contract on the part or 
"The College Photographic Ser- 
vice", the photographers 
employed to take pictures for the 
1974-75 Legenda. 

Approximately seventy pictures 
are missing from Wellesley's file 
with the company. Their version is 
that they do not know what 
happened to the pictures and they 
are presently looking into the 
matter. The possibility or some 
.legal action against the company 
is being considered by the College 
ir all other alternatives fail. 
Teri Agins, last year's editor 
and present member of the staff, 
submitted the yearbook's 
problems to Senate this week. She 
assured. "The situation is under 
control. There is nothing we can 
do about it now. We arc just try- 
ing to finish this year's book." 
The missing pictures must be 
retaken within the next couple or 
weeks, this week, notices explain- 
ing the situation and requesting 
that appointments be made for 
new pictures were sent out to the 
seniors. This additional work is 
being done by Linclon Studios, 
the company which did last year's 

Editor Jean Donovan stressed 
the fact that "many or the year- 
book's problems arc due to lack or 
cooperation in all sectors." She 
has been operating with a small 
staff or about fifteen people. 
Because or the size or the staff, the 
work involved per person has been 

Further notice of the lime will 
appear in the "Index". 

Another problem "as brought 
on by many of the seniors 
themselves who wished to pul off 
their pictures until the fall. Pic- 
tures in the past have been taken 

Ms. Donovan declared, "I r peo- 
ple want a yearbook, they should 
be willing to 'work on it. They 
should be willing to take respon- 
sibility and not to back out when 
Ihings are tough. The yearbook 
has io be a total commitment. 

therefore they must be uware or during the spring of junior year 
the workload' before they start." Fall pictures were usually reserved 

Ms. Agins also made a plea for 
yearbook support. "We want peo- 
ple to join the staff who will stick 
with us, A representative from our 
publishing company will be in 
some lime ne\t week lo help 
organize next year's staff " 

I'm seniors who had been on ex- 
change. This year, the number or 
pictures taken in the fall ^ is sub- 
stantially, higher and the influx 
was difficult 10 handle 

Syln'a Fergus 76 will be one of Ihe performers in Ihe Dance Croup 
Production scheduled for tonight, Friday, at 8 JO p.m. and Saturday at 
2:30 p.m. in Alumnae Hall. 


In Our Opinion 

Letters to the Editor 

Students* uproar — 
Was it all in vain? 

Indignant demands for "student input" in Wellesley's 
decision-making process resound throughout the campus. 
But the echoes are empty. How can student complaints to 
the Administration about lack of communication be 
justified when we fail to communicate among ourselves? 
Senate's recent handling of plans for Spring Weekend 
provides an example. 

The On-Campus Affairs Committee plans Spring 
Weekend. On March 3 it proposed to Senate'that the band 
Santana be hired to perform. The proposal incited heated 
debate among Senate members; and after lengthy argu- 
ment. Senate approved the allocation of $5,200 for Spring 
Weekend. Although the motion stated that this sum was to 
help fund Spring Weekend as a whole, there was that un- 
derstanding among Senate members that either all or a 
good part of that sum would help pay for Santana. 

The feeling that students should have an alternative to 
the weekly migration off-campus is understandable and 
valid. However, hiring Santana to perform at Wellesley 
raises serious questions that must be answered. 
' First, there is cost. Santana's performance fee is $8,500 
plus $1,500 for the cost of setting up equipment. Ad- 
ditional costs for security, physical plant charges, and 
other expenses are $3,700. That is a fairly fixed sum — in 
other words, security costs would be about the same 
regardless of the band hired. 

Is spending $13,000 for a few hours of entertainment 
justified? Criticism of the Administration's recent budget 
cuts seems shallow when students are prepared to make 
such an expenditure for entertainment. Although these are 
two separate issues, the basic principle stands. 

On the other hand, entertainment is not cheap. Trying 
to keep the entire cost of a band within the Senate alloca- 
tion of S5.200 is a difficult task, in light of the fixed securi- 
ty costs. 

The choice here is whether Wellesley wants a large or 
small-scale Spring Weekend. The answer to that lies in the 
students, who were not polled bet ore the proposal was 
presented to Senate March 3. Why weren't students 
polled? It is true that meetings of the On-Campus Affairs 
Committee were open every week, but it was that com- 
mittee's responsibility, as well as Senate representatives, 
to adequately ascertain student opinion before beginning 
to plan Spring Weekend. 

The uproar that arose after Senate's March 3 vote 
resulted in Senate representatives conducting a verbal poll 
in their dormitories. They found that a large-scale 
weekend was favored, but .the accuracy of a verbal poll 
hastily conducted after the fact is questionable. 

Furthermore, students were not asked specifically about 
Santana. which is a separate issue of equal magnitude as 
that of the scale of the weekend. True, no band will please 
100% of the student body, but that is no excuse for failing 
to get opinions. 

The results of this poll prompted Senate to approve a 
large-scale weekend meaning a weekend with an outdoor 
concert with a cost of no more than $14,000. Because 
tickets will be sold off-campus to help defray costs, the 
question of security takes on greater importance. The site 
of the concert will be the Academic Quad. Protection for 
the valuable Rodin and Steiner sculptures located there, as 
well as for Jewett's art collection and Pendleton's labs, is 
essential. The possibility of vandalism in the dormitories 
and other campus buildings is obvious. Provisions have 
been made, but will they be sufficient? 

Those who support hiring Santana plan to sell only 2,- 
000 tickets at $3.00 each, reserving 2.000 free tickets for 
Wellesley students. Is it realistic to assume that atten- 
dance to a concert of a well-known group (chosen for its 
general appeal) can be limited to 4,000 — No. Attendance 
will exceed that number, but by how much? Are students 
willing and prepared for the inevitable large crowds? Is 

Senate's handling of this issue is disappointing and un- 
fortunate. Students will have to pay the consequences for a 
decision that they did not make. 

Security policy needs change 

To the Editor: 

Not to r;ikc up the coals of a 
dying issue. I would like lo make 
some comments on the Security 
Force and its relationship to the 
recent problems on campus. 

Let me preface my remarks by 
complimenting the security force 
on their efficiency and on the sym- 
pathetic understanding with which 
they have generally dealt with 
many of the problems not only en- 
countered with me personally, but 
in my dorm and at Schneider 
Center. Individually, the security 
officers have generally done what 
they could in the face of student 
and administrative carelessness, 
rudeness, and misperceptions-, and 
college bureaucracy and dis- 

However; changes could be 
made, changes reflecting overall 
college policy. To exemplify: A 
primary breakthrough would be 
to eliminate the necessity of 
guards letting us in our dorms 
after 11:00. At Smith, each stu- 
dent has her own front door key. 
Much as if she lived in her own 
home, she is responsible for it 
herself — few students infringe on 
the rights of their dorm mates 
This would free the kiosk guards 
from the menial job of babysitting 
for supposedly self-sufficient 
adults, for, the arrangement as it 
exists sneers at my own and 
others' sense of competency. 
Despite Wellesley's contention 
thai its goal is to "encourage 
women to make unconventional 
choices ... and encourage students 
to seek for themselves a range of 
options" ... lo "take women 
•seriously as individuals ..." I feel 
that such is not the case. On the 
contrary, we are smothered and 
pampered far more than women, 
students, individuals elsewhere. 
Mother Wellesley appears not to 
trust her children's sense of 
responsibility and intelligence. 
To continue, rather than 

Service Union 

Polk decision 

Editor's note: The following is a 
copy of a teller sent to President 

The Executive Board of the 
Independent Service and 
Maintenance Union voted un- 
animously lo inform you of our 
displeasure and concern at the re- 
cent decision to eliminate the 
Counseling Services at Wellesley 
College. We are confused but not 
surprised at this apparently im- 
pulsive action. It is difficult for us 
lo believe that you are compelled 
to make this kind of decision. 

We understand "Economics" 
was the reason for this decision. 
Also the system used for 
evaluating Counseling Services 
appears as the same system used 
for evaluating Union jobs and ser- 
vices. It is our contention that 
without investigation, evaluation, 
priorities and appeal, (which were 
denied in this particular case) 
there is no just cause. 

Taking all these things in con- 
sideration the only conclusion we 
can come to is that Mr. Polk and 
the people who work in the 
Counseling office arc victims of 
an injustice. 

Many Union members have 
benefited through Mr Polk's 
attempts to create a better un- 
derstanding between the many 
groups of people throughout the 
campus. We are also aware of his 
efforts for the causes of womens 
rights, minority groups, while and 
black students and employees. 

For these reasons we believe 
Wellesley College can ill afford lo 
lose the services of so valued a 
member of our community. 

William McAdams, President 

minimize the number of existing 
officers, the former kiosk guards 
could be transferred to a system of 
foot patrol duties. The college 
should provide at least three more 
scooters to support continued 
traversal of the woods and 
pathways inaccessible to a car. 

Moreover, I find it ludicrous 
that trained officers should be re- 
quired to act as boyscouts; direc- 
ting traffic, escorting old ludies 
across the street, and belittling 
their intelligence by spending a 
night providing lost keys and im- 
posing fines and tickets. As is 
done at Babson, students should 
be hired to distribute tickets, run 
errands, direct traffic and serve as 
a dispatcher. Imagine the savings 
by paying student wages! Take 
into consideration the value of an 
increase in student employment 
opportunities, plus a method of 
insuring increased effectiveness of 
the actual task of securing the 

To again look to Babson for 
direction: the side entrance to the 
campus should be closed with a 
chain or barrier after, say, 9:00. 

The main college entrance should 
be manned by a kiosk-type office 
with telephones, so that a guard 
on'duly there would have the op- 
tion of turning back obviously in- 
toxicated or undesirable in- 
dividuals. This would also curtail 
the number of under-age in- 
dividuals seeking access to the 
campus. I don't think that this 
guard would be required to check 
every car, for it is fairly obvious at 


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Kiebala responds 
to petition 

To the Editor: 

to pay a 
visit lo the campus or to create 

To reiterate previous 
suggestions, weekly meetings 
among the security officials 
should be continued. The equip- 
ment is in dire need of improve- 
ment, for I understand that the 
radios sound as if either the dis- 
patcher or the radio itself is chew- 
ing gum. There should be a 
separate number to call to reach 
security — often the college 
operator is slow in responding, es- 
pecially late at night. Again the 
need for a student dispatcher. 

Release funds to ease crisis 

To the Editor: 

An ad hoc group is meeting to 
exchange information and express 
concern about their common 
wage and salary concerns in this 
difficult inflationary period. Some 
members of the AAUP. office 
employees, student services peo- 
ple, union and Black Task Force 
members are attending. 

Purposes of the group arc to ex- 
change information about the pre- 
sent budgetary "crisis." It was 
generally felt that none of the sub- 
groups had significant influence in 
budgetary development or 
decision-making, and that the 
consultation which has occurred 
results in confirmation of 
decisions previously made 
elsewhere. 1 1 was also felt that 
Wellesley over the years had been 
viungTrir a "rainy day" and [fill 
the rainy day was finally upori us 
— that past savings should be 
used to deal with the present 
crisis. It was suggested that an in- 
crease in the proposed operating 
budget of the College might 
release some additional funds. 
These funds could be used to 
arrest the precipitous decline in 
real income which all College 
employees arc suffering, and to 
restore cut programs such as 

A promising long-term 
development is the proposal by an 
Ad Hoc Faculty Group of an 


To the Editor: 

Regarding your headline: 
"MIT Hisses Dean" in the Feb. 
28 issue. This headline leaves the 
erroneous impression thai John 
Dean was poorly received by the 
MIT- Wellesley audience. This 
was not Ihe case. Even John Dean 
remarked at the end of the talk 
that the audience was fine. 
Anyone who had attended many 
MIT functions would have 
recognized the "numerous 
hissing" reported by Nancy 
McTiguc 11 as only the standard 
stuff MIT audiences, for some 
reason, love to throw at everyone 
as often as possible. It was not 
openly antagonistic. 

At the end of the talk. John 
Dean was given a standing ova- 
tion by at least as many people 
who had hissed. But you should 
not have used Ihe headline "John 
Dean Gels Standing Ovation at 
MIT." Falsely sensational 
headlines are a discredit to your 

by Steve Jacques MIT 75 . 

Mrs. Newellhassenttome.hc 

a glance whether a carload of peo- petition signed by a-large number 
pie intends to pay a legitimate or students in Severance, Claflin 

and Tower Court, and I wanted | 
let you know that the message of 
your petition concerning the need 
for a lighted walkway between 
Tower, Severance and Claflin and 
the parking lot is receiving serious 
attention and consideration W c 
have received a number of 
suggestions and comments from 
students and residence hall staff 
throughout the campus, and we 
are in the process of evaluating 
the various suggestions and alter- 

In addition, we have enlisted 
the services of special consultants 
to work on security matters and 
they will be on campus in the near 
future lo discuss and look into 
these matters first-hand with 
students, staff, faculty and ad- 

We appreciate your advice and 
during the course of this semester 
we will not only be making some ■ 
changes in security measures, but 
also will be evaluating im- 
provements that can be scheduled 
over the summer months so (hat 
they will be totally implemented 
by the fall of 1975. 

It would be difficult for me lo 
write to each one on your petition, 
so I am. therefore, sending a copy 
of this letter to the House 
Presidents of Tower Court, 
Claflin and Severance. 

Thank you for 

Academic Council committee 
which would solicit input from 
students and employee groups and 
would have access to the figures 
necessary for an understanding of 
the total financial picture. 

In the short run the most press- 
ing need was seen to be active 
resistance to the language and 
thinking which tend to set one 
employee group against another, 
with consequent loss to all. At the 
same time it was recognized that 
inflation strikes disproportionate- 
ly at the bottom of the wage scale, 
and that any equitable approach 
must take this into consideration. 

Developments will be reported 
to ihe community as they occur, 
either through the News or special 

Friday Movement' 

l<l,,or\ note* Ttie' n Prldav 
Movement meets 'in 100 Billings 
from noon to 1:30 every Friday. 


Joseph Kiebala, Jr. 

Vice President for 

Business Affairs 

Security action commended 

To ihe Editor: 

I would like to briefly thank the 
Wellesley College Security Force 
for their efficient handling of what 
might have become a dangerous 
situation in Beebe Hall, two weeks 

Around 2 a.m., four apparently 
inebriated young men literally 
broke into Beebe, leaving a front 
door hinge on the floor. As an 
aside, we were all rather chagrin- 
ed to sec our allegedly sturdy 
front door so easily rendered in- 

These same young men 
proceeded through Beebe, knock- 
ing on several doors and actually 
entering one room on the first 
floor corridor. 

After the kiosk guard was 
notified, both cruisers arrived 
with Mr. Lomax. night supervisor 
of the Security Force. Within a 
remarkably short period of time, 
the young men were apprehended! 
no more than one-half hour and 

was handled calmly and efficient- 
ly. One problem I noted was that 
security guards arc initially reluc- 
tant to enter corridors unescorted. 
This is undoubtedly the result of 
an arbitrary College rule which 
should not apply to Security 
guards during emergencies, 
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The Wednesday Luncheon 
Discussion Group is deeply con- 
cerned by the elimination of 
Donald Polk's position as Human 
Relations Counselor. We feci that 
the Commission on Community 
Life has been seriously com- 
promised by undercutting its ex- 
ecutive officer in this way. Wc 
hope that the importance of his 
services lo the community will be 
recognized and that his position 
will be reinstated. 

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Newell on Wellesley education 

by Sharon Collins 77 

the traditional liberal arts 
jucalion. such as the type of 
jgcation provided by Wellesley 
College, becoming antiquated in 
today's society? This is one of the 
Questions considered during two 
discussion sessions led by Barbara 
towell, President of Wellesley 
College The sessions were held as 
„ component of the College's 
Winter Term. Interested students, 
faculty members, and townspeo- 
ple met at President Newell's 
home on the evenings of January 
16 and 20. 

The first session centered on the 
problem of defining education and 
determining methods for the 
evaluation of education. President 
Newell began by pointing out that 
education is the U.S.'s largest in- 
dustry, in terms of total employ- 
ment and the total amount of 
national goods and services which 
are appropriated to educational 
institutions. Because education is 
so pervasive in our society, it is a 
complex topic which invites close 
examination and debate. And, 
while education is a strong 
purveyor of social values, its in- 
tangible results often frustrate ac- 
curate evaluation. 

During the session, one student 
voiced her opinion that, although 
a liberal arts education does not 
provide one with specific 
professional knowledge or trade 
skills, it does equip one with a 
"general ability", which the stu- 
dent felt includes a certain degree 
of felicity in writing and speech, 
good reading comprehension, and 
a capability to reason logically. 
"A liberal arts education directs 
one's changing interpretation of 
self and world into valid, 
"mature," channels; a contribu- 
tion to society which cannot be 
measured in dollars," the student 

Newell cited two reasons which 
form the basis for the U.S.'s 
resolute support of higher 
education: (1) the doctrine of 
egalitarianism, which goes hand 
in hand with the concept of 
democracy, and (2) the belief in 
the univcr^ly it as.,a.<slpi;€house of 
knowledge,^ a community of 
scholars whose major task is to 
generate new knowledge for the 
benefit of society. 

In its early history, the U.S. 
was a "melting pot" for people of 
many diverse cultures and 
languages. The nation had to be 
united so that a social structure 
could take form and the people 
could vote with a sense that they 
were part of a whole. Education 
provided a means for this process 
of "homogenization" — it exerted 
a form of control over society. 
"Educatfon civilizes, equalizes, 
socializes," Newell averred. "It 
shapes a person into a 'citizen', a 
functioning individual in the 
society, Through education, one 
can achieve social/economic 
mobility. Above all, education 
creates an environment for alter- 
natives," she said. 

But, is higher education being 
oversold in the U.S.? "Many peo- 
ple in this country tend to view 

education as a panacea." said 
Newell, "and their idea of self- 
improvement revolves around 
continuing their education. The 
trades are no longer very 
respected occupations, and many 
menial but necessary jobs have 
been made unattractive by societal 
standards. If this pattern con- 
tinues," she went on, "we will 
develop a grossly unbalanced 
labor force." 

A student commented, "It 
seems as if, for many people, the 
drive to make themselves happy is 
not as strong as the drive to be 
successful in the eyes of (he 
public. We are so enmeshed in a 
capitalistic system that we are 
conditioned to be more concerned 
with making money than with 
following certain more self- 
satisfying pursuits, such as trying 
to 'reform the world' in some 
way." The student continued, "In 
its current state, education 
perpetuates the capitalistic system 
by forcing students into a com- 
petitive situation, which becomes 
increasingly cut-throat as one ap- 
proaches the so-called 
'professional schools'." Newell 
noted that, if education's purpose 
truly is 'to homogenize', then it 
can only promulgate the existing 
social goals. This implies that the. 
mission of an institution would be 
to perpetuate the stereotype, 
thereby creating a vicious circle. 

A student voiced her opinion 
that most of the women at 
Wellesley College are on the same 
general level, and there is not a 
challenging diversity on campus. 
President Newell disagreed and 
supported her contention with the 
fact that Wellesley is more diverse 
both economically and ethnically 
than, for example, the University 
of Michigan. However, Newell 
agreed with the student that 
Wellesley College students tend to 
have similar values in many 
aspects, especially in their concern 
for education and 


President Newell feels 
that the professional emphasis at 
Wellesley has strengthened. 

"At this time, even the seniors 
and the,fre#b,ro,qo seem a genera- 
tion apart," said Newell, "The 
freshmen „-ar,e extremely 
professional in orientation. They 
seem to see their Wellesley educa- 
tion as part of. the process of 
entering the job market." she ex- 
plained. "The seniors see their 
four years of liberal arts training 
as a broad base of knowledge 
from which to work in exploring 
alternatives." Newell recognizes a 
major problem with the strict 
professional orientation — in our 
rapidly changing world, such an 
orientation might prove to be 
narrowing in the long run. She 
leans toward viewing un- 
dergraduate education as a time 
of exploration. 

Newell voiced strong support of 
the tenure system for faculty 
members. "Because society is 
threatened by the close scrutiniza- 
lion which is part of the business 
of a university, tenure is essential 
to assure 'bread and butter' for 
the maverick who is examining 

Hair in the sink 

by Tcri Agins 75 

After almost four years of in- 
stitutional living, I have conclud- 
ed that the dormitory experience 
fequrics a considerable amount of 
tolerance. Frequent observations: 
. Noise is the biggest beef. Yes, it 
" trying for Sally Swinger to live 
next door to the girl who gels the 
key to Sage for weekend enter- 
tainment. But we all deserve some 
consideration. Thin walls arc 
murder on the non-music lover; 
also they subject the listener to 
anything from juicy gossip to 
Passionate moans. Many a virgin 
ear (and eye) has witnessed 
couples "falling in love" in the 

The SI 2.95 becchwood clog in- 
dented by corn-pad king Dr. 
•Jeholl may have eliminated foot 
discomfort, but it has created 
earaches in the bargain. The 
«ound of worn-out Scholl shoes 
" n uncurpeted stairs and hallways 
contributes to further anxieties. 

Wellesley is indeed a hairy 
Place. I was chagrined to discover 
'"at several people regularly use 
'he kitchenettes to wash their hair, 
^'fay hair is a common sight in 
,nc dining room as well, as 

students allow their hair to dangle 
over food while serving. 

In addition, canine callers 
lounge in living rooms and bell 
desk areas leaving more hair and 
who knows what else. (No offense 
to heads of house with dogs) 
Schneider food service area is 
another hangout for wandering 


Three cheers for the patient 
mailmen who are bombarded with 
wishful thinkers who never receive 
mail ... or male? 

Where have all the vacuum 
cleaners gone?Unfortunatelythose 

who hog the Hoovers arcn t the 
same ones who want to Glory in 
the morning in order to entertain 
guests that night. 

The Great Boston Tea Party 
takes place every Wednesday at 
Wellesley. There is no sense in 
anyone getting that excited over 
packaged cookies. The rend has 
changed from gracious ladies ex- 
tending their to vultures 
scrambling for stale Oreos. 

Finally, dining room conversa- 
tion centers on the lack of men 
and good food and the abundance 
of weight and classwork. 

Enough said. 

President Newell discussed "Issues in Higher Education" during 
Winter Term. 

the social structure," she 

President Newell was asked 
about her views on the role of the 
trustees. How open are they to 
change and how 'in touch' are 
they with the reality and day-to- 
day functioning of the institution? 
She answered that she sees the 
role of the trustees as fundamental 
in an effective governmental 
system of checks and balances. 
She said that, in. general, the 
trustees lei the college function on 
its own until they feel that it is 
blind in a specific area, and she 
feels that the trustees evaluate 
things in terms of long-range 
responsibilities to social needs. In 
her opinion, the faculty primarily 
determines the direction of college 

Regarding society's changing 
valuation of work and leisure, 
Newell feels that this will provide 
a greater challenge to educational 
.institutions because they will feel 
,a.nj | obligation to dispense 
knowledge for enriching people's 
leisure time, as well as for prac- 
tical, work-related purposes. 

The presence of Wilma Scott 
Heide, a national feminist per- 
sonality and guest-in-residence at 
the College, provided the "yeast" 
to stimulate a discussion-switch to 
the feminist aspects of higher 
education. Heide is particularly 
concerned with the question. 
"Can education continue to be 
patriarchal?" After spending one 
semester at Wellesley College, she 
feels that there is a serious lack of 
active feminist spirit on the 
Wellesley College campus. 
"Wellesley's commitment to rc- 

photo by Sasha Norkin 75 

main an all-female institution 
carries with it the responsibility to 
continually examine the problems 
of women and to keep society con- 
stantly aware of these issues," 
Heide dogmatically asserted. She 
sets the need for a change of focus 
in Wellesley's curriculum. 

Newell agreeably disagreed 
with Heide. Newell feels that 
Wellesley's primary obligation is 
to provide its women with the 
background, understanding, and 
tools to meet the society with 
which they will be faced. She ex- 
plained. "By staying in the 
mainstream of academic thought, 
we can produce leaders who can 
later produce change by working 
through the system. To radicalize 
Wellesley's curriculum would be 
to defeat Wellesley's long-range 

Heide responded, "But one of 
these tools is a feminist 
awareness, along with which com- 
es self-confidence." 

Newell also feels that self- 
confidence is crucial to success. 
She believes that, at Wellesley, 
each student has the opportunity 
to perform in many areas under 
the assumption that she as an in- 
dividual can succeed, and such an 
atmosphere nurtures self- 
assurance. Newell and Heide con- 
cur in the belief that contem- 
porary society overemphasizes 
male-female differences which 
aren't necessarily sex-based. A 
healthful humanism is desperately 
needed. As Newell said in conclu- 
sion. "Where androgenous 
qualities overlap, society can take 
advantage of the full range of 
human talents." 

The Loyal Opposition 

Cambodia assessment 

by Miml Stockman 77 

The image abroad of the United 
States seems to have fluctuated 
between the titan of comradeship 
and peace and that of the demon 
of self-indulgence and in- 
competence. America was 
brought under the limelight of 
praise through Henry Kissinger's 
accomplishments in the area of 
foreign policy in the past few 
years; yet even Super K is going to 
have a rough time trying to 
whitewash our country's image 
due to the present crisis in Cam- 

Our involvement with the small 
country in Indochina has reached 
a level from which we can't back 
away. The issue is whether or not 
to give S222 million in aid in the 
form of ammunition and food to 
Cambodia. If we do, we risk con- 
tributing to a government which 
has been looked upon as corrupt 
and incompetent in dealing both 
with its army and with the alloca- 
tion of food and shelter to its 
civilians. If we don't, we face the 
inevitability of questions from 
foreign nations concerning our 
reputation as a reliable, responsi- 
ble ally. We stand alone looking 
over the edge of another In- 
dochinese abyss, calculating the 
jump so that we break as few 
bones as possible. 

My thought is that we should 
cover our eyes and our ears and 

take a running leap in order to 
remove ourselves from the coun- 
try altogether. I seriously ques- 
tion, along with Congress, the 
durability (even if aided) of the 
Lon Nol regime. The Khmer 
Rouge has such a hold around 
Phnom Penh that it seems unlike- 
ly that they would sit down to 
negotiations even if they were 
staved off until the end of the dry 
season in July. I must also ques- 
tion the ability of Lon Nol's army, 
rampant with corruption and in- 
competence, to hold off such a 
trenchant enemy for four months. 

The question of allocating aid 
to Cambodia is one which stems 
from moral obligations and from 
the reality of what Robert 
Scalpino of the University of 
California calls the present day 
period "of balancc-of-powcr 
politics." Whatever the United 
States decides to do, it will un- 
doubtedly be the object of some 
scorn. If we end up giving aid to 
the Cambodians and they are 
defeated, we will appear before 
the world in the same light as we 
did after the Vietnam crisis — ex- 
hibiting a deteriorating facade, 
having once more contributed to 
the prolongation of the massive 
slaughter of a helpless country. 

Senator Mansfield's words 
must take their loll on our 
nation's conscience, "More 
money means more arms; more 
arms means more killing." 

The guise of doves 

by Leigh Hough 78 
and Catherine Leslie 78 

If it is true that Americans are 
"sick of Watergate" it is certainly 
truer that they are even sicker of 
Indochina. 50.000 Americans lost 
their lives in a conflict which 
destroyed the integrity of the 
United States as defender of 
democracy and freedom, both at 
home and abroad. Few supporters 
of the war voiced opposition to 
Henry Kissinger's negotiated 
"end," and fewer still dared 
suggest that we should have 
somehow "won" the war. 

Today, not three years after the 
settlement, Indochina has explod- 
ed once more onto the front pages 
of American newspapers. The 
issue is monetary aid to Cam- 
bodia's civilian population and to 
its military regime. Unfortunate- 
ly . the two seem inseparable from 
each other. 

The argument is not simply 
about whether or not to aid the 
war-weary people of Cambodia. 
bui whether or not to bolster a 
corrupt and nearly-defeated 
military dictatorship as well. 
Proponents of the aid bill before 
Congress find themselves forced 
to support Lon Nol's faltering 
regime while they try to assist the 
desperately needy Cambodian 
who stands alone amidst the ruins 
o! Phnom Penh; opponents must 
ignore the plight of the people in 
order to prevent U.S. participa- 
tion in the prolongation of the 

As responsible, caring in- 
dividuals, we must find some way 
to reach and offer aid to the vic- 

tims of a war we helped to create, 
and at the same time nol to 
prolong the agony of that war. 
The Cambodian people's interests 
and the interests of Amen*, a 's wai 
machine are extensively intertw in- 
cd, but divergent in methods and 
goals. Hopefully, we now 
recognize with bitter memories 
the path that the latler's interest 
can lead us upon. 

We must not again become en- 
tangled in a futile war in In- 
dochina, but we cannot be. indeed 
morally we must not be, 
isolationalists in the guise of 
doves, washing our hands clean of 
the vile destruction our time and 
efforts has unleashed. Granted wc 
are not the only ones so. but we 
are culpable. Compared to the 
people of Indochina we have paid 
a small price for our ignorance 
and violence. A real choice that 
must be made is whether the 
United States is willing to mike 
another commitment in In- 
dochina; this time for the sake of 
human beings, and not necessarily 
in our nation's best economic or 
strategic interests. 

Regardless of who eventually 
governs in Cambodia (the Lon 
Nol regime may be eliminated 
before the month is out), j way 
must be devised to succor the peo- 
ple of Cambodia. Whether the 
Cambodian people die by bombs 
and guns or from physical and 
cultural starvation and disease, we 
will be partly responsible. The war 
must end. and. if it ends because 
the United States sends food and 
medicine instead of arms and 
amunition, all the better lor 
everyone's peace and life. 


by Angela (Manana) Freyre 76 

A College Government Presi- 
dent with first-hand knowledge of 
issues on campus and experience 
with the methods of implementing 
new ideas is vital to the student 
body at this point. For two and 
_o_ne-haJilyearjsJ have held several 
positions in College Government 
that have helped me gain this 
knowledge and experience. As a 
Senate rep I became familiar with 
the vital relationship between the 
student body and their elected 
representatives. Communication 
has always been, and still is, the 
most important component of 
that relationship. The issues must 
be clearly and distinctly presented 
to the community, and an ex- 
change of ideas must occur, 
before any type of effective action 
can be taken. 

As Chairman of the Schneider 
Board of Governors I was con- 
fronted with the task of im- 
plementing new program ideas 
which would make Schneider 
more responsive to the needs of 
the students. The Coffeehouse is 
one of example of successful ex- 
perimentation. We now have a 
functioning Coffeehouse program 
with musical talent from both on 
and off cjmpus as well as the 
entertainment from the juke box 
and pinball machines. This year 
TSIF was expanded and is now a 
widely attended event where 
students can informally get 
together with the faculty and 
other members of the community. 
There has been more variety in the 
programming of main stage 
events. Schneider is no longer 
limited in its perspective — we are 
more open to different ideas and 
have realized the importance of 
co-sponsorship with other 
organizations. This year 
Schneider has become a very pop- 
ular student center thanks to the 
openess that has been established. 

At this time, the campus is fac- 
ed with a crucial issue. There is a 
vital need to have more student 
participation in all areas of 
decision-making that effect the 
community at large and par- 
ticularly the student body. As 
Chairman of the On Campus Af- 
fairs Committee I am directly in- 
volved in an effort to set up a 
system of communications 
whereby student input can be 
directly felt. The student Ad-Hoc 
- Budget Committee, is. one of the 
many forceful ideas that I am 
working on now and will continue 
to work on if I am elected. I 
believe that I have the experience 
|hat is rcquried to be responsive to 
the needs of the student body and 
the knowledge of the channels of 
change so that ideas can be im- 
plemented. The students of this 
campus must take this opportuni- 
ty now to show the other sectors 
of the community that they are 
responsible enough to be involved 
in these decisions and innovative 
enough to explore new types of 
change. If elected I would help the 
student body in this effort and 
thus make the office of College 
Government President a forceful 
and responsive aspect or Wcllesley 
College life. 

by Toni Cherry "76 

College Go*emment President: Tonl Cherry, Angela (Manana) Freyre, Paula Penn. (left to right). 


offers itself as an excellent foun- 
dation upon which to build a 
genuinely cohesive community; a 
community in which all segments 
are afforded the opportunity of 
substantial input. It is understood 
that as students, our first areas of 
priority are academic excellence 
as well as continued intellectual 
growth and development; we are 
not administrators. Nevertheless, 
Wellesley distinguishes herself as 
a fundamental leader in the 
development of independent and 
creative women, and in relation to 
similar women's institutions 
Wellesley does produce a 
phenomenal proportion of ex- 
tremely aggressive and successful 
women. It would seem to flow as a 
logical conclusion from such 
facts, that there exists within the 
student populace an amazing 
capacity for clear, concise and 
creative thought. 

Wellesley needs to tap that 
resource, and Senate is essentially 
the single organized "peculiar in- 
stitution" whereby those same 
resources can be funneled into 
third floor Green and decision 
making at Wellesley in general. If 
Senate is indeed to take a more 
aggressively active role in relation 
to policy compositions, it is im- 
perative that the proper type of 
leadership is established; for 
Senate not only must become for- 
cibly inquisitive and self-assertiye 
in finding out what considerations 
are under evaluation, but it must 
also actively and consistently ar- 
ticulate the findings of such 
probings to the community at 
large. It will then serve as a 
resource center through which 
those students who possess in- 
terests and concerns which coin- 
cide with issues under ad- 
ministrative consideration may 
obtain concrete awareness of that 
consideration. It remains to be 
seen what level of activity 
awareness may precipitate, 
perhaps Wellesley is indeed a 
"cupcake factory" but I doubt it 
It will not be easy to awaken a 
higher intensity level of activity 
here on campus, but the attempt 
must be made. 

It will not be easy to effectively 
penetrate administrative decision 
making, but the attempt musi be 
made; and more importantly it 
will not be easy to develop a 
cohesive community here at 
Wellesley, especially with the 
amount of polarization that ex- 
ists, however, the attempt must be 
made. It will be extremely dif- 
ficult for me to be successful in 
my endeavor to secure the 
presidency of college government, 
but I am making an all-out effort 
to do so. I feel confident that if 
able to secure the office, I would 
also be able to secure a higher 
level of community participation 
through a higher level of 

I perceive the role of the Presi- 
dent to be one of responsible 
representation. This presupposes 
that the President is aware of the 
views and preferences of the 
women she represents. By the very 
nature of her office she stands out 
as a key student representative, 
and so bears the responsibility of 
accurately incorporating their 
views into the stand she takes on 
student-related issues. Her view 
may never be strictly her own but 
must be a composite drawn from 
the many interests she represents. 
Only then can she fulfill the re- 
quirement of a responsible 

During the past two years that 1 
have served on Senate, first as an 
elected Senator and then as the 
First Vice President of Senate, I 
have witnessed a series of com- 
municative breakdowns between 
the Administration and the 
Students. I have also been painful- 
ly aware of the dichotomy created 
by the Administration's commit- 
ment to Wellesley as a "women's 
college" and its treatment of its 
students as members of a "girls' 
school". If the commitment to 
Women's education is truly 
sincere, then we must be more ful- 
ly informed about the decisions 
that affect our lives here. Students 
must be able to take a moreaclive 
part in the decision-making 

That means that we must have 
input into plans while they are still 
in the discussion phase and not 
after preliminary decisions have 
already been made. At that point 
strong student sentiment against a 
proposal faces the danger of effec- 
ting only a compromise and not a 
total reversal of the original deci- 
sion. The President of College 
Government bears the respon- 
sibility of bringing to the attention 
of the student body through the 
Senate any and all issues discuss- 
ed in Committees to which she has 
access. This also means that she 
must be free to disclose the 
minutes from the Committee 
meetings she attends and be aware 
of the activities of those upon 
which she does not sit. 

Particular issues that must be 
considered are those involving the 
Budget such as the proposed cut- 
back in Counseling Services and 
the Black Studies Department 
and the addition of a Vice Presi- 
dent for College Relations. 

If elected President of College 
Government, I will devote my 
time and energy to increasing stu- 
dent awareness of and involve- 
ment in the decision-making 
process on this campus. I will be 
open to any and all suggestions 
and will present to the administra- 
tion the varied viewpoints of a 
diverse student body with equal 

by Paula Penn 76 

My name is Paula Penn and I 
am currently a candidate for 
College Government President. I 
would like to see Senate serve as 
an impetus for increased student 
participation in the decision mak- 
ing processes at Wellesley. An 
academic institution such as ours 

Candidates' Statements 

Chief Justice 

by Lll Hair 76 

and efficiency. 

I am interested in becoming 
Chief Justice because I believe I 
can offer continuity and perspec- 
tive to the office. My experiences 
as Co-Chairperson of Vice 
President's Council and as 
representative to General 
Judiciary this year have provided 
me with a unique overview of the 
values of the College. They have 
led me to have faith in Wcllesley's 
students and their integrity. 

I am not an Alice in 
Wellesleyland, however, who 
believes pressures and temp- 
tations do not affect students' 
judgments. Wellesley is com- 
mitted to including in its environ- 
ment creative people of different 
interests and achievement, and to 
an atmosphere of intellectual in- 
tegrity. To bring a vast range of 
opinion and basic balues together 
into a system of maximum 
creativity and achievement is a 
function of General Judiciary. 
Students, professors, and the 
academic community need to 
know intellectual standards are 
being maintained and rights are 
being protected. I would like to 
continue re-examining the process 
by which we assure these protec- 
tions. This year, re-evaluation of 
the Honor Code carefully ensued 
and education of incoming 

by Nancy Richard 76 

General Judiciary has a viable 
and important function in the 
Wcllesley Community that' 
transcends the mere adjudication 
of cases. As Chief Justice I shall 
seek to expand General 
Judiciary's role and increase 
student-faculty awareness of its' 
processes and purpose. 

General Judiciary must inten- 
sify its educative function through 
greater participation in freshman 
orientation. The General 
Judiciary pamphlet and a leaflet 
describing the Honor Code should 
be distributed and widely discuss- 
ed. House Presdients and 
professors must urge students to 
read the pamphlet Professors 
should also discuss plagiarism and 
explain precisely what they expect 
in papers. 

General Judiciary must receive 
continuous coverage in the 
Wellesley News. All cases should 
be anonymously published to 
clarify the social and academic 
offenses under General Judiciary 
• jurisdiction 

The General Judiciary Ad- 
visory Council must be 
operationalized at the beginning 
of the year, (not second semester) 
to facilitate input and consistency. 
A freshman should be included on 

helped rewrite the residence con- 
tract emphasizing student rights 
If elected Chief Justice I W jn 
devote my time and energy i 
make General Judiciary not mere, 
ly a disciplinary organ but a com' 
munity service as well. 

by Deidra D. Dixon 76 

When a Judicial House Council 
was convened in my dorm this 
year, most of the members had 
neither previous experience j n 
trial procedure nor p r j 0r 
knowledge that they might be ask- 
ed to serve on such a tribunal 
Ond nervous member tried to 
compel the body to agree upon a 
verdict without sufficient delibera- 
tion. I, as a Vil Junior, was asked^ 
to serve on the Council in place of 
a freshman representative. 
Witnesses were herded into a 
room and "guarded" by a bailiff. 
These makeshift procedures erod- 
ed the efficacy and credibility of 
the Council and left a wake of un- 
necessary resentment. 

This incident underlines the 
need for standardization of 
Judicial House Council 
procedures and for a more com- 
prehensive education of the 
college in honor code policies. I 
advocate training sessions in 
which participants in Judicial 
House Councils may become 
aware of the duties they would 

Chief Justice: Nancy Richard, LII Hair, Deidra Dixon. 

students and faculty to the respon- 
sibilities inherent in the Honor 
Code was a priority. While con- 
tinuing with these efforts, I would 
also like to re-vitalize Legal Ser- 
vices, consider the nature of 
bodies associated with General 
Judiciary such as House 
Judiciary, and examine the nature 
of General Judiciary itself. 

I am concerned about the rise in 
General Judiciary cases in the 
past two years because I believe in 
the collective integrity of the 
school. I am pleased General 
Judiciary has a growing image of 
respectability, fairness, and 
justice. I would like very much to 
be a part of preserving that image, 
while examining our approaches 

this board. 

Senate's Legal Services Com- 
mittee should be reactivated to 
investigate student rights and 
responsibilities vis-a-vis academic 
and residential Ijfe at Wellesley, 
and the college, city, state and 
federal laws .which concern us as 
citizens. A booklet on legal ser- 
vices and a lawyer should be 
available to students. 

I served on General Judiciary in 
'73-74, am well acquainted with 
its processes and contributed to 
the pamphlet. My other activities 
include Senate, Admissions, 
News, Experimental Theatre, 
Junior Show, as a member of 
International Relations Club 
Residential Policy Committee I 

assume in the event of a trial. The 
entire college community should 
be apprised of judicial policies 
periodically (in dorm meetings 
and academic councils) so that all 
are informed as to their com- 
mitments under the honor system. 
I also suggest that one "carry- 
over" member be elected in the 
spring by General Judiciary to 
serve an additional year, as a 
further safeguard to obviate a 
situation in which all of the 
elected and appointed represen- 
tatives arc inexperienced. 

I believe in the need for a viable 
honor code which specifies the 
details for its execution at every 
level. I will strive to honor your 
votes for me. 

First Vice-President 

First Vice-President: Lin Frackman, Maureen Sullivan. 

by Lin Frackman 76 

The First Vice-President plays 
an important role in CG. It is she 
and her committee who select stu- 
dent representatives to servo on 
Academic Council committees. In 
this role, it is her responsibility to 
choose students who will represent 
the entire student body and defend 
student interests. She determines 
the procedures for campus-wide 
elections and she verifies that 
these elections arc fair and the 
procedures uniform in all dor- 
mitories. Most importantly, she 
has the flexibility to work on par- 
ticular projects in different areas 
during the year. 

As First Vice-President. I 
would like to work on projects in 
academic and social areas. I 
would like to increase student 
representation on Academic 
Council committees and enable 
students to vote, not only on these 
committees, but in Academic 
Council as well. It is important to 
work on decreasing the tension 
felt by many Wellesley students. 

We must ask what we can do to 
make Wellesley more exciting. 
How can we bring together the 
knowledge of the Schneider Board 
of Governors. House officers and 
Administrators to create the need- 
ed excitement? How can we make 

sure that decisions such as the re- 
cent decision on counseling ser- 
vices, taken completely without 
student input, will never happen 
again? Having reported on Senate 
and Academic Council for 
Wellesley News during the past 
two years. I have the experience 
needed to increase communica- 
tion between students and ad- 
ministrators. As First Vice- 
President, I would like to help 
pool the knowledge of members of 
the Wcllesley community to solve 
some of these problems. 

by Maureen Sullivan 76 

I believe that I can responsibly 
and effectively fulfill the office of 
the first vice-president. As a 
member of Senate and the 
Nominating Committee, I am 
familiar with the wide range of 
issues that the first vice-president 
must be knowledgeable of and 
know how to handle. She chairs 
three major committees: the 
Nominating Committee, the 
Handbook Committee, and the 
Elections Committee. My 
proposals to reform these com- 
mittees are based upon first-hand 
experience with their functioning. 

For the Nominating Com- 
mittee I propose that every 
representative selected by the 
Nominating Committee be re- 

quired to report regularly on «hai 
her committee is doing. This 
would channel more information 
to the student body. I will also 
require each student committee 
member to submit an evaluation 
of her committee, and suggestions 
for improvement when she com- 
pletes her term on the committee. 
1 will try to increase student 
representation on many of the 
committees and include more 
freshwomen, whose participation 
has so far been very restricted. I 
remember that while helping w 
select committee representatives it 
bothered mc that more interested 
students could not participate. 

I believe that students on this 
campus are tired of finding 
decisions made that closely affeel 
them and don't know why those 
decisions are made. My proposals 
arc intended to generate more stu- 
dent input and more information 
output. As first vicc-presiderit I 
will also remain open to reforms 
that other students would like to 
see initiated. (Having worked on 
lh« Junior Show Scriptwriling 
( ommittcc I've listened to many 
outrageous ideas, so don't hesitate 
if you have any!). 

If elected first vice-president. ' 
will devote my time and energy 
fully to the office and to carrying 
out these reforms. 


for College Government Elections 


by Susan Challenger '76 

■""fhc Student Organization Fun- 
jjng Committee, SOFC, is in my 
opinion, the most vital committee 
(o the functioning of the student 
organizations of Wellesley 
College. Granted, it is Senate who 
makes the final decision, yet. 
Senate has not rejected any SOFC 
proposal this year. The impact of 
3 SOFC decision cannot be un- 

During the past year SOFC has 
met ever increasing demands on a 
relatively fixed supply of money. 
Unfortunately, these demands 
will not lessen in the future. An 
unsuccessful attempt was made 
(his year to increase the S50 ac- 
tivity fee. Thus, SOFC is left with 
(he same amount of money to be 
allocated for next year, but with 
six additional organizations join- 
ing the approximately 50 others in 
the spring budgeting process. 
Combined with inflation, one 
readily sees the gravity of the 

Fn anticipation of this problem, 
financial legislation has been 
rewritten to include a campus- 
wide poll to determine over-all in- 
terest in the activities of our 
organizations. In my opinion, this 
is imperative in a time when there 
is not enough money. 

It is with this in mind that I run 
for the office of Bursar. Presently 

1 am a member of SOFC and 
Senate and thus have had the op- 
portunity to experience firsthand 
the workings of financial legisla- 
tion, both in and out of com- 
mittee. Also, through these ac- 
tivities I have participated on 
various committees on campus, 
most recently being the ad-hoc 
committee of Senate formed to 
make recommendations to Mrs. 
Newell to insure student input 
into College budget decisions. 
This experience is essential to the 
office of Bursar due to the 
singularity of SOFC decisions. 
Also, this familiarity is an even 
greater necessity when one con- 
siders that money will be tight 
next year. 

Hence, in view of the above 
situation, my experience, and the 
qualifications gained thereof, I 
ask for your support of my can- 
didacy for Bursar. 

by Ruthanne Madway '76 

The Bursar of College Govern- 
ment serves primarily as a finan- 
cial advisor to College 
organizations. In this capacity she 
serves as chairman of the Senate 
Finance Committee, which 
handles all financial matters un- 
der Senate's jurisdiction such as 
allocations and reallocations of 
budgets for all constituted student 
organizations and requests for 

if r 

Bursar: Susan Challenger, Cynthia Dahlin, Ruthanne Madway. 

fund raising activities. 

The most important function of 
the Committee is budgeting. Each 
student pays a $50 student activity 
fee and this money is pooled into a 
fund administered by SOFC, the 
Senate Finance Committee. The 
Committee makes recommen- 
dations for budget allocations to 
all constituted College 
organizations and then Senate 
votes on the recommended 

I have been a member of SOFC 
for two years and therefore feel 
that I have the necessary ex- 
perience to handle the position of 
Bursar. My two year tenure on the 
Finance Committee has enabled 
me to see and appreciate the 
changing focus of SOFC. For 
some time the student activity fee 
has remained at S50 thus realizing 

a total supply of funds of about 
S92.000. In years past, there was 
usually an excess of funds. 
However, as the number of new 
organizations has been growing 
more rapidly, the demands on the 
student activity fund have in- 
creased. In addition, although the 
nominal value of the fund has 
remained the same, the real value 
has declined due to inflation. 

Therefore it is necessary to in- 
troduce a new criterion into fun- 
ding. For this reason SOFC has 
recommended that Senate add a 
clause to the financial regulations 
of the Student Handbook. This 
clause would make a yearly 
evaluation measuring student in- 
terest in the activities presently 
provided by SOFC funds an im- 
portant consideration in 

«a t . - > Cb 

V.P. On-Campus Affairs: Cynthia McCormick, Avis Russell, Peyton Morris. 

k V.P. On-Campus Affairs 

by Avis Russell '76 

My name is Avis Marie Russell 
and I am a candidate for the office 
of Vice-president of On-Campus 
Affairs. After serving two years as 
Secretary-Treasurer of both On- 
Campus Affairs and Schneider 
Board of Governors, and one year 
as a Senate Representative and a 
Student Representative to 
Academic Council. I feel that I 
am capable of functioning in all 
areas of responsibility being 
elected to this»office would entail. 

Working with Schneider Board 
of Governors and On-Campus Af- 
fairs. I have realized that there is a 
great need for a concerted effort 
for diverse programs and ac- 
tivities on this campus. Schneider 
Center should be a place where all 
students and faculty should be 
able to find something that 
appeals to their individual in- 
terest. It is unreasonable and not 
feasible to expect that all 
programs in Schneider will attract 
everyone. But it is reasonable 
'o expect that Schneider should 
sponsor varied and diverse 
programs so that there were some 
programs that appealed to them. 

The On-Campus Affairs Com- 
mittee should be a sounding board 
for all interest on campus. The 
Committee can be very broad or 
narrow in perspective. I personal- 
ly feel that we should take the 
narrow view. We should decide 
what our priorities for the year 
will be and fulfill those goals. 

I have found that it is too dif- 
ficult to try to represent varied in- 
terest without the benefit of know- 
ing what various groups on cam- 
Pus would like. Therefore, it will 
b e essential for me to solicit your 
help for next years programming 
11 elected to this office. 

'n u time when allocation of 
f "nds is limited, it is essential that 
we pool our resources so that we 
C:, n continue to have good 
Programs on campus. Therefore, 
the On-Campus Affairs Com- 
mittee and Schneider will attempt 
to be centralized organizations to 
organize co-sponsorship. 

We. as students have to be 

aware of things occurring on cam- 
pus. We have to be involved in the 
decision-making process. For 
students to find satisfaction in 
campus activities it takes student 
involvement. Begin now by giving 
me your vote so together, we can 
accomplish those things we, the 
students feel arc necessary. 

by Peyton Morris 77 

I am running for Vice-President 
or On Campus Affairs. The 
responsibilities of this position in- 
clude Head of the Schneider 
Board of Governors, Coordinator 
of Fall and Spring Weekends, and 
extensive involvement with Senate 
and several of its related com- 

I am presently serving on the 
Schneider Board of Governors as 
Publicity Chairman. The events 
we publicize should represent as 
many different interests and needs 
as they possibly can. As an elected 
official I am representing the en- 
tire student body, and am there to 
provide what you want efficiently, 
inexpensively, and successively. 
Fall and Spring Weekends need 
more student input and involve- 
ment. I want to increase dorm 
Vice-Presidents" organization of 
these weekends. The Vice- 
President must delegate her 
responsibilities, so that she can 
spend more time on what she reels 
she can do the most in, serving- as 
an advisor and liaison between the 

Weekend committees. 

I want to develop Schneider s 
potentials to the highest degrees. I 
want to approach Schneider more 
creatively and with more or an 
idea of what a student center is 
really there to do. The center 
offers students a wide range oi 
entertainment and services. I want 

lo continue to widen this range 
and to strengthen the centers run- 
ning efficiency without any in- 
crease in cost. 

A larger input of student ideas, 

as well as hard work on the Vice- 
President's part, can make the 
Wellesley College campus a fuller 
community. As Vice-Pres.dento 
On Campus Affairs. I feel that I 
will be able to work successively 

toward these goals. 

by Cynthia McCormick 77 

Second Vice-President of the 
On-Campus Affairs Committee 
— what does it mean? In terms or 
duties it involves serving as 
chairperson or the Schneider 
Board or Governors and On- 
Campus Affairs. This office 
would also include being a 
member or Senate, but clearly this 
hasn't been enough because a 
commitment to on-campus affairs 
implies a commitment to every 
student in the Wellesley com- 

One oT our Tundamenlal 
problems is a lack or knowledge; 
yet it is vital to know resources 
available on this campus. Few are 
aware or the student fonding 
process, (do you know where your 
$50 student activity .fee goes?). 

As secretary of MEZCLA and 
a member of the Sub-Committee 
on Inter Group Communications 
lo the Commission on Communi- 
ty Lire, I have had the opportunity 
to come in close working contact 
with the on-campus affairs com- 
mittee. I've witnessed the 
problems and I now realize that 
the key to greater student input 
and ultimate involvement is 
through the development or an un- 
broken, communications network 
at all levels or the student body. I 
am proposing a liaison system that 
would include a representative 
from every dorm, every organiza- 
tion and non-residents, to serve on 
the on-campus affairs committee. 
These persons would be responsi- 
ble ror attending committee 
meetings, bringing back ideas and 
suggestions ror activities and 
keeping the students informed. 

I see this proposal as a possible 
cure to a major problem that has 
afflicted all stratus or Wellesley 
College — no one seems to know 
what anyone else is doing, or who 
makes the ultimate decision. 

I realize my perception or this 
office is all-encompassing in its 
duties und responsibilities — but I 
intend to give it my all. I would 
appreciate your support. 

budgeting, ff elected Bursar, I. 
would pledge' to make this evalua- 
tion an integral part or the 
budgeting process thereby in- 
creasing general student input into 
the decision making process. 
Finally. I would hope to carry on 
SOFC's existing sound financial 
policies while seeking to find new 
and creative ways lo increase the 
benefits or the student activity 
fiind to all students. 

by Cynthia J. Dahlin 77 

Bursar is a natural job for me, 
an economics-political science 
major to be interested in. As I 
have learned in my work ex- 
periences ror the federal govern- 
ment, the power or the purse can- 
not be ignored. But more impor- 

tant, I learned that any neglect in 
the budget formation process can 
bend the priorities of the govern- 
ment way out or line. 

I reel that some College 
Government expenditures have 
not reflected the priorities of the 
students. Spending SI0.000 on a 
band for Spring Weekend in the 
race or fond shortages seems 
irresponsible. This money could 
have been spent on Senate busses 
to relieve tremendous overcrow- 
ding at certain peak times; for 
WBS, which is expanding its ser- 
vices and becoming more 
professional; or simply for more 
events with less famous per- 

Another reform I would work 
lo implement is the examination 
or allocations in view or deter- 
mined college priorities. Similar 
legislation has recently been tabl- 
ed by Senate when it is desperate- 
ly needed now. It seems that the 
major consideration in the present 
allocation process is the amount 
that the club received the previous 
year. I would like to see an 
"audit" or the uses or student ac- 
tivity fonds, examine the effects or 
C.G. expenditures, so that cuts in 
areas where fonds arc nol truly 
enriching Wellesley lifo could 
supplement areas or all-campus 

I currently hold the offices or 
Class or 77 representative to the 
Academic Review Board and 
Tower Court representative to the 
Nominating Committee. 

V.P. Off-Campus Affairs 

by Bonnie Ree Shipe 76 

The Second Vice President or 
Off Campus Affairs arranges 
Senate buses and taxies to enable 
students to take advantage or in- 
numerable "happenings" in and 
around the Hub. Yet, many 
students miss these events. 
Problems such as getting tickets 
stymie them, particularly new- 
comers to the Boston environs. 

In discussing possible solutions 
with' students, several ideas 
emerged. Foremost was the 
suggestion to minimize the petty 
details which hamper off-campus 
action. One proposal I reel would 
be instrumental is that or a weekly 
off-campus index, similar to the 
Wellesley Weekly Bulletin. Infor- 
mation concerning ticket prices, 
dates, and location could be 
specified in these notices. 
Suggestions Tor the easiest 
transportation routes could be 
mapped out for those unramiliar 
with Boston. Another proposal is 
the expansion or ticket sales on 
campus, ir possible. The con- 
venience or purchasing tickets at 
Wellesley, rather than at a 
Tickctron outlet, is un- 
questionable. How many more 
Wellesley students would go to the 
Boston Ballet, Celtics' games, the 

IT elected Vice-President or Off 
Campus Affairs. I would work 
earnestly to implement these ideas 
or others suggested by students. I 
think off-campus activities should 
mean pleasure, not problems! 

by Kristy L. Woodward 76 

Greetings Fellow Wcllesley- 

Alas, do you feel that your 
wants and desires go unheeded? 
D6 you feel vour complaints 
are in vain and no one will listen'.'? 
Hark! I have a kindred ear. Hav- 
ing worked at the Info Box my 
sophomore year, exposure lo 
people's problems and complaints 
was inevitable. I not only sym- 
pathized with a person who stood 
in I he cold for 2 hours due to the 
early departure or a bus, but later 
when I became Director or Info 
Box, I was able to do something 
about it. Actively serving as 
Director or Info Box. 1 have nol 
only become atuned to people's 
problems, but or the methods or 
solving them. From this ex- 
perience, I would like to see in the 
future: a) A direct channel of 
communication between Harvard 
Information, M.I.T. Information. 
12 College Exchange, and other 
colleges in the area, b) Utilize the 
facilities orTicketron, Inc. for the 

Located where we arc. it's a 
great effort for us lo keep in con- 
tact with other schools and events 
in the area. Even it we do find out 
about activities which are going 
on. the transportation problem 
often makes it difficult to get to 
these events. My responsibility as 
off-campus affairs vice-president, 
would be lo try lo resolve some or 
these difficulties by establishing 
greater communication with area 

First of all, 1 would like lo ex- 
pand the Senate bus schedule. For 
example buses to Tufts, Bosloh 
College. B.U. and Brandcis would 
enable the students at Wellesley to 
have a greater exposure lo other 
student^. Also special buses dur- 
ing the week to cultural events 
would give students a chance lo 
experience the various interestjng 
and educational aspects of 

Interest has been expressed by 
students in having transportation 
provided to other schools for big 
weekends such as Tor the 
Harvard-Yale football game at 
New Haven next November, and 
the winter carnival up at Dart- 
mouth next February. 

Since the buses to New York 
City and Washington D.C. for 
vacations have been so popular 
this year it would be good to have 
more or these buses to various 

V.P. Off-Campus Affairs: Cheryl Black, Kristy Woodward. Bonnie Ree Shipe. 

Boston Pops, or unusual events 
such as the Virginia Slims Tennis 
Tournament, if tickets were ob- 
tainable on-campus? Another idea 
is the promotion or greater area 
coordination with nearby colleges. 
Nol only mixers, but also 
speakers, concerts, exhibits, and 
conrerenjees sponsored by area 
schools fhould be widely publiciz- 
ed on 'campus. A "hot-line" 
telephone service mighl provide 
the means for carrying out this 

availability or tickets to pop con- 
certs, ballets, and various sport 
events (i.e. Celtics. Bruins. Red 
Soxs.) c) Improvement or com- 
munication levels between off and 
on-campus persons 

I would like to see these items 
implemented and maintained er- 
ficicntly lo enhance our college 

by Cheryl Black "77 

other places before and after every 

Having been a Senate represen- 
tative for the past year and 
presently being a member or the 
Off Campus Affairs Committee 
and most importantly having been 
a student or Wellesley living on 
campus experiencing the 
problems of reeling isolated I 
would like lo bring Wellesley and 
the rest or the world closer 


Res. Pol: Tentative Spring plan 

by Vivian Plincr 76 

Last week (he Residential 
Policy Committee met twice. This 
was necessary due to the large 
amount of work to be done. Tues- 
day. March 4 was spent discussing 
further aspects of Spring vacation 
rooming. This included such items 
as refunds, guest policy, resident 
administrators, and the actual 
dales of the beginning and end of 
the vacation period. 

As concerns refunds to those 
having invested their $10, students 
whose dormitories will be closed 
due to an insufficient number of 
students registering to remain 
may obtain a full refund if they 
choose not to slay. For those 
students who will not remain on 
campus for the spring vacation, 12 
noon, March 22 will be the time at 
which they must leave. They may 
return it any time after 12 noon 
Saturday March 29. Further- 
more, any student wishing to stay 
after 12 noon Saturday the 22 or 
to. return before noon Hie 29 will 
be subject to the SIO registration 


The Committee decided that 
any Wellcsley student discovered 
in a dormitory during spring vaca- 
tion would be required to pay the 
registration fee immediately; any 
failure to do so would constitute a 
House Council offense. 

Resident Administrators, 
(R.A.s) will be in each dormitory 
in addition to the Head of House, 
Tower Court and Stone-Davis 
each having two. The Head of 
House, Residential Policy 
representative and House Presi- 
dent of each dormitory will select 
the A.A.s for their own halls. This 
choice will be made from the list 
of Spring vacation registrants. 
Each R.A. will receive a stipend in 
addition to free rooming, the sti- 
pend being SIS. The R.A. will be 
required to register late arrivals, 
organize and supervise the bell 
system, disseminate information, 
sell tickets if buses are running 
and the Info Box is closed, and 
handle any problems arising in the 
dorm if the Head of House is not 
available. The Residential Policy 

Committee has outlined 
procedures for the R.A.s to follow 
concerning late registrants and the 
organization of the bell system. 
At the close of spring vacation, 
the R.A. must write a brief 
evaluation of her job for the 
benefit of the Residence Office in 
planning future programs. 

On Thursday, March 6, the 
Committee met again, spending 
the time working on the Rooming 
questionnaire which has since 
been distributed. 

Residential Policy Committee discusses spring rooming situation 

photo by Sasha Norkin is 

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Conferenc e to explore Human Sexuality 

Santana controversy, 
cont'd, from page 1 

Committee's presentation of the 
choices, both at the Senate 
meeting and in the dorm poll, was 
vague and the' wording was 

Other reps brought up an 
ethical question: Would not 
Senate alienate many people in 
the College community by voting 
in favor of spending so much 
money on a "one-shot" social 
event at the same time (hat budget 
cuts were causing the closing of 
the Counseling Office? This point 
was rebutted by the fad that funds 
for Spring Weekend come from 
the student activities fees which 
are exclusively for on-campus 

-ill events. 

The question of the nature of 
the band provoked much debate. 
Someone proposed the possibility 
of hiring a good band in the 
hundrcds-of-ddllars range. Many 
objected to Ihis on ihe grdunds 
thai Schnedcr does (hat regularly 
anyway Also, a problem arises in 
lhal a small band would not draw 
sufficient off-campus people lo 
cover the security costs which, 

though somewhat lessened, would 
-nil be an important factor. 

A motion was passed lo engage 
a band with a total cost, including 
extrapolated "externalities", of 
approximately SI4.000. The band 
choice was left up to the discretion 
of the On-Campus Affairs Com- 
mittee. As of Tuesday evening. 
Santana appeared to be the Com- 
millcc's most likely choice. 

Toni Cherry '76, candidate for 
President of College Government 
along with Manana Freyrc and 
Paula Penn. said. "Senate has 
voted, so the controversy is a 
moot point now hul 1 think lhal 
spending S14.000 al this lime is 
ridiculous, an unwise choice . I 
feel thai we could have a big 
weekend for much less." 

Paula Penn voiced her opinion 
from another angle, saying. "If in- 
deed all Ihe information was 
available to the students, then it 
was their responsibility to have 
become involved in Ihis issue from 
the beginning ... it that's not done, 
then it's too laic for them to gripe 
after the decision has been made." 

by Becky Strehlow '76 

Beginning on April 8 and con- 
tinuing through April 20, there 
will be a conference on human sex- 
uality at Wellesley. It will involve 
programs with Both members of 
the college communily and 
speakers from outside of the 
college. The purpose of the con- 
ference is to open up for discus- 
sion a myriad of issues related to 
sexuality; from factual informa- 
tion on contraception lo questions 
concerning the nature of intimacy. 
Throughout first semester and 
during ihis scmcsler, a committee 
has met regularly lo plan the con- 
ference. The com mil lee was set up 
by Student Services in the hope 
(hat it would organize a program 
lhal would encourage students to 
explore their own sexuaj nature. 
.is well as iheir feelings about sex- 
ual relationships. The members of 
this committee are Ginny Daniel 
'77, Joey Strauss '77. Crispin 
Birnbaum '77, Joyce Wadlington, 
Susan Andrews. Becky Strehlow 
'76, Linny Little. '75. Carol Baird, 
Mary Stuart While "75. and Bar- 
bara Hill. After investigating 
numberous programs thai had 

successful, because il does not 
separate the emotional, mental 
and physical aspects of sexual 
decision-making and concern. The 
Sarrcls counsel students on three 
major areas: requests for birth 
control, pregnancy, and sexual 
disfuction and concern. Their 
method is effective in answering 
to Ihe special need for sexuality 
counseling that exists in students 
from the ages of 18 to 25. 

It is impossible at this point to 
have the Sarrcls give their 6-week 
course at Wellesley (as they have 
at other colleges and universities 
— i.e.. Smith and Brown). 
However, they have agreed to give 
thtcc lectures here in an attempt 
to offer in a short period of time 
the same sort of program lhal 
iheir course involves. Each of 
(heir lectures will be followed by 
small discussion groups: these 
presentations will be open to ihe 
entire college community. In an 
effort to provide for a 
coeducational and diversified 
audience, they are open to staff, 
faculty, Wellcsley students and 
their guests and to M.I.T. cross- 
registrants. Because Ihe Sarrcls 

Sarrel lectures arc as follows: 

Friday. April II al 7:30 p.m. 
"Female/Male Relationships" 

Saturday, April 12 al 9:00 a.m. 
"Femule/Male' Relalionships" 

Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. 
"Contraception and Childbirth" 

All presentations will be given 
in 1 12 Pendleton East. 

In the weeks directly preceding 
and following the Sarrel program, 
there will be five topical presen- 
tations on issues thai the Sarrels 
•will not be directly addressing in 
their lectures. No registration is 
necessary for these programs. 
They are as follows: 

Tuesday. April 8. at 8:00 p.m. 
in ' Pomeroy Living Room; Dr. 
Carol Baird and Dr. Anne 
Stewart-Burton will speak on 
"From Puberty through 
Menopause: The Female Cycle" 
Discussion will follow, 

Thursday. April 8. at 7:00 p.m. 
in Davis Lounge; "Religion and 
Sexuality". Panel members will 
be the Rev Nancy Wilson, or- 
dained minister serving al Ihe 
Metropolitan Communily Church 
of Worcester: Jane Lindemann. 
Assisi.mi lo (he Chaplain and Ad- 
lo Jewish students ji 

K'»e-"i» "'ui naa ask that people com mil visor lo Jewish students j 
been -lone at other colleges, (he, t S ,..end all ol lhe«° Wcllesiej . . Hie . Rey. Eu**h.elh 
commiUeedec.fled to consult with jWes and group ai S cS^Ric«r CporSilfltor of 

there will be a registration system 
for pariicipants. Registration 
forms were sent lo ihe communily 
on Tuesday. March 1 1 and arc 
due at Ihe Schneider Center Of- 
fice (aim. Shirley Bearer) on 
Wednesday. March 17. Ad- 
ditional forms may be obtained at 
the Schneider Info Box. The 

What is Wellesley 's 
positive philosophy? 

by Elene Loria '77 

On Tuesday. March 1 1, a group 
of concerned students, faculty, 
and staff members met in Ihe 
Women's Center at Schneider 
Center to discuss: "What is 
Wellcsley's educational 

Organizers Mary Stuarl While 
and Nancy Gabin believe lhal 
there are a number of concerned 
student* who view the recent con- 
troversy over Counseling Ser- 
vices. Black Studies, and other 
budget matters js symptoms of a 

Room for Rent 

On Thurs. March 3, the 
Residential Policy Committee 
made a decision regarding Ihe 
opening of rooms during the 
Spring break. Monger, 
Pomeroy. Beebc and Cazenovc 
will be open, if at least 4U 
sludenls live in each dorm, and 
if (here are 160 students stay in 
altogether. Students may move 
lo ihese dorms from other 

|united Farm Worker's 


Support Meeting 

Tuesday sis p.m. 
March 18th. 
Davis Lounge 
All concerned members of the 
college community are urged to 
attend this strategy planning 
meeting. There will be a film 
on the Gallo Boycott. Any 
questions, sec Michael 

threatening disease. 

This disease is a lack of staled 
educational philosophy, goals, 
and priorities While declared, 
"The disease has to do with why 
Wellesley? What do we want? 
Whal do we need? Where are we 
going?" She hopes lhal out of 
Iheir efibr!s. > ihc group will be able 
to recommend a positive, work- 
ing, written philosophy of 

"We want everyone on campus 
lo begin challenging what the re- 
cent controversies mean: we want 
to sturl them thinking. The cam- 
pus is not going lo be able to gloss 
over the recent decisions. Too 
many people are involved. 
Possibly this could be the more 
positive side of the disease." said 

Attendance at this first meeting 
was poor due to late publicity. 
Future meetings arc anticipated. 

Lorna and Dr. Philip parrel of 
Yale. In October, four members 
of the committee went to Yale and 
interviewed the Sarrcls. It was 
decided after this interview to in- 
\ ue (he Sarrels lo give a program 
al Wellesley. and lo develop a 
Iwo-wcek conference on sexuality 
around their visit in the spring. 

The Sarrels will be giving three 
presentations at Wellesley on Fri- 
day. April 1 1 and Saturday. April 
12 Lorna Sarrel is a professional 
social worker, and Philip Sarrel is 
an obstetrician and gynecologist 
on the staff or Ihe Yale Medical 
School They work as a counsel- 
ing team in the Mental Hygiene 
Division of University Health at 
Yale, and also leach a course on 
human sexuality for both 
graduate and undergraduate 
sludenls there. The course is ex- 
iremelv successful (in the past 
several sears. 2/3 of the un- 
dergraduate population of Yale 
look il as a non-crcdil elective). 
and Iheir counseling method is un- 
ique and widely used. In 1967. 
while leaching Iheir 6-10 week 
course at Ml. Holyoke, Ihey 
began to discern a great need on 
the part of the studcnls Ihcrc for 
individual sexuality counseling. 

The Sarrcls returned lo Yale 
the following year and began 
counseling in the Menial Hygiene 
unit, which is totally separate 
from Ihe regular medical facilities 
al Yale. They always counsel as a 
(cam. usually integrating a 
medical exam (done by Dr. 
Sarrel) and discussion of the 
sludenls particular concerns. This 
method has proved highly 

Massachusetts Council of 
Churches Task Force on Women; 
Jan Porcind. Harvard/Wellesley 
staff person for Intervarsilj 
Christian Fellowship, and a 
Catholic participant, 

Monday. April 14 al 7:00 p.m. 
in Freeman Living Room; 
''Lesbianism/ — film, speaker. 


Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p. m 
in Davis Living Room; Arthur 
Gold will lead an informal discus- 
sion on crolic literature. 

Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 
p.m. in Severance Living Room; 
"Relationships: Variations on a 
Marital Theme" — There will be 
a panel of couples representing 
various living styles. 

Sunday, April 20, the Rev. 
Nancy Wilson will preach at 
Chapel in a service dealing with 

Also during these two weeks 
there will be the following ex- 
hibits: Erotic art in 200 Billings; 
contraceptives in Schneider Link; 
books concerned with sexuality in 
the Library (tentative); and there 
will be a continuous showing of a 
breast self-examination film in 
Schneider Link. 

The committee hopes thai Ihis 
conference will be a catalyst for 
further curricular and extra- 
curricular programming in this 
are, i. 

Sponsors of the conference are 
the Office of Special Events, the 
C li .iplainev. , Residence, the 
Harambee Planning Cpmmilteei^J 
Slater. Ihe Psychology Club. ' 
House Vice-Presidents, Vil 
Juniors, Wellcsley Women's 
Committee, Schneider Board of 
Governors, Wellesley Christian 
Fellowship, Hillel. and Bales, 
Beebc. Clafiin, Davis, Freeman, 
McAfee. Munger, Pomeroy. 
Severance, Shafer, Stone and 
Tower Courl Halls. 



ILL 11] 

Dance and feast at 
the Centennial Ball 

The Centennial Ball will be held 
April 19 in Alumnae Hall from 9 
pm lo | am. This is a student 
sponsored fund raising event to 
benefit and celebrate Wellcsley \ 
Centennial- All members of the 
college community, alumnae and 
friends or ihe college arc cordially 
mvilcd to attend. Dress for the oc- 
casion is black tie Advance (ickel 
Miles will be in Schneider Mon- 
day. March 17 and Tuesday, 
March 18 from 3 lo 9 pm. The 

S20.00 couple fee includes a dona- 
lion lo Ihe centennial, an hors 
d'oeurves buffet and champagne 
punch served from 9:30 to 11:00 
and a midnight brcukfast from 
1 1:30 lo 12:30, A dunce band will 
play the entire evening. After spr- 
ing vacation tickets may go on 
sale again. Due to Ihe' size of 
Alumnae Hall, only a limited 
number of couple tickets will be 
available, although patron tickets 
may be purchased 

■ history/humanities/languages 

briiish literature-poetry-marxism- 
creative writing-logic-portuguese- 
religious studies-french-italian 

■ social sciences/education 
political science-cultural pluralism- 
counseling-public policy-economics- 
anthropology- psychology-education 

■ special programs and institutes 

program in environmental earth sci- 
ences and city and regional planning- 
marine geology-the samuel beckeit 
workshop-hopkins marine station 

write or call fur summer visitor 

■ sciences/mathematics/technology 
aeronautics & astronautics-physics- 
geology-biojogy-computer science- 
electncal engineering-chemistry 

■ practica 

art history-self defense-directing- 
compuier-generated music-studio art- 
baroque music-modern dance-acting 

■ and 

you can live on the campus and enjoy 
e -culiural and recreational benefits 
"' 'hesanlranciscobayarea 

Stanford summer visitor program 

Stanford, California 94305 


I 4n Interview 
I with: 
I Mary 

■Stuart White 

I-— hv TjTa Locksley '78 

I -| think that I've created my 

I jnvironment here that has 

E »ed mc to deal with Wcllesley 

W I'm not just another gargoyle 

Wl Tower Court." 

I As senior Mary Sluar ' Wnilc 
Lied about herself, her subdued 
Kjnner hardly seemed to fit with 
| K - activist image. Many know 
KT r as co-ordinator of the 
Women's Committee, a Cazenove 
Ivii Junior last year, and an 
BUthusiastic actress. _ 
1 1 "| feel very public for many 
Irtjsons. I think my public image 
Kan activist seems very inhuman 
In j lot of people — not in a 
■pilous sense, but because I'm 
Knslanlly going and constantly 

l*" ng - • • r r 

I "This image is one of a figure 

L;tejd of a person. I'm not a 

Knight A student, and after two 

■pars of French crass I still can't 

■ speak French. I'm really as 

■ human as everyone else — I put 
I on pants on one leg after the 


The Women's Committee 
I Much of Mary's energy is 
■focused on the Women's Com- 
Imitlee. The committee grew as a 
■result of the New England 
KVellesley Women's Symposium 
held in November of 1973. Before 
■that, (he committee consisted of a 
Ismail group of students with no 
Budget; and Mary says that it is 
■because of the symposium that 
■many students became involved in 
■the committee. 

In the spring of 1974, the 
■Women's Center was built in the 
■basement of Schneider Student 
■Center with money left over from 
■the symposiurrl. The women's 
■newsletter. Muse, started then; 
■but because of lack of con- 
tributions, only one letter has cir- 
Iculated this year. 
! Thus far this year, the Women's 
Committee has organized a 
[number of workshops and ac- 
tivities: the Feminist Forum 
[Weekend, a brkt re'paW'workshop. 
[a speaker on Women in the media, 
a film series, and speakers from 
the Rape Crisis Center in Cam- 
bridge during Winter Term. A 
lask force recently submitted a 
IWomen's Study program which 
jwould allow for a major in 
IWomen's Studies. 

Currently the committee is in- 
vestigating the Black Studies and 
I Counseling Service controversy. 
I The committee is also trying to 
huild a lending library in the 
[Women's Center. 

Mary said, "Many students feel 
'hat having a Women's Center 
Ktt at Wcllesley is like bringing 
wnd to the beach; but the beach 
«fc is sandless." 

She believes that academically, 

I Wcllesley is a patriarchal 

educational system following a 


Irene Murphy expresses her 
Commitment to women's rights 

"by Diane Planer 78 

Senior Mary Stuart White feels that "Wellesley Is an awe-inspiring 
place, even for seniors." photo by Sasha Norkin '75 

traditional male model — "it is a 
Seven Sisters Harvard environ- 

"The white male power struc- 
ture has certain values which are 
being perpetuated here — we read 
white male books and study white 
male history." 

Mary's perception of the en- 
vironment here at Wellesley is 
that many women here don't trust 
each other. She says that students 
arc so competitive academically, 
that they are afraid to share in- 
tellectually at the risk of being 
wrong or looking stupid. 

"Many women here complain 
that they don't have any really 
close friends. I'm not sure if this is 
because of the Wellesley environ- 
ment, or a characteristic of 
women in general. However 
Wcllesley's intensely academic en- 
vironment prevents trust between 
students. Also the societal attitude 
that led to the socialization of 
women hinders female 

"We are taught to respect and 
admire men, not women. As 
children, we never saw assertive, 
strong. -'Itttcresting little girls — 
the little boys did the interesting 
things. We are all victims of that. 
The imposed idea of what women 
are supposed to be and how they 
are supposed to relate to men 
affects how we treat one another." 

Mary adamantly believes that 
Wellesley has to begin to consider 
"what it means to provide higher 
education for women, what 
Wellesley's priorities arc, and 
what kind of women Wellesley is 
producing in this 'cupcake fac- 

"The Women's Committee ex- 
ists as an effective viable 
organization. We all share a com- 
mon interest in the role of women, 
and we don't think that Wellesley 
deals with the perspective of what 
our roles and choices can be." 

An outgrowth of the Women's 

Committee is Mytilene Society, a 
lesbian organization. Mary ad- 
mitted, "It is true that many peo- 
ple are apprehensive about the 
Women's Committee because 
they feel that the groups are one 
and the same. There is some 
overlap because Mytilene Society 
is a subcommittee, but just 
because women are involved in 
one group does not imply that 
they are involved in the other. 
This kind of confusion (the idea 
that all the members of the 
Women's Committee are 
Isebians) was in a way inevitable 
— it also happened in N.O.W." 
A Private Person 

Mary speaks slowly and 
thoughtfully about herself — a 
private person, she values her in- 
dividualism and her creativity. 

She decided to be an English 
Literature major because. "I like 
literature and could fulfill the 
major easily enough, while explor- 
ing different areas at the same 
time. I'm really loo dumb to be a 
scholar, I survive academically — 
and don't do poorly — but I'm 
not one of Durant's finest." 

She added, "I would really like 
to go to' law school. I'd like to be a 
lawyer and focus on women's con- 
cerns. But deep down I'd most 
like to act. I sec myself as a 
female Perry Mason equivalent — 
combining law, drama, and ac- 
ting. I think Perry Mason has had 
a big influence in my life." 

Although Mary hated 
Wellesley as a freshman ("I was 
convinced that I was Wellesley's 
one mistake"), she considered 
staying at Wellesley a challenge 
and considered herself a challenge 
to Wellesley. 

She thinks that "Wellesley is an 
awe-inspiring place, even for 
seniors. Everyone should try to 
create a space for themselves — 
I'd like to see a lot of little in- 
dividual worlds here instead of 
one homogeneous environment." 

This semester an author, the 
Director of the Federation of 
Organizations for Professional 
Women, a political scientist, a 
participant in the Center for 
Women's Policy Studies, a 
professional journalist, and a 
mild-mannered feminist — all live 
on the first floor of Stone Hall. 

Irene L. Murphy is every one of 
the above. Currently Stone's 
Guest in Residence, Dr. Murphy 
heads research at Cheever House, 
the Center at Wellesley College 
for research on Women in Higher 
Education and the Professions. 
The Center is co-sponsored by a 
grant from Wellesley College and 
the Federation of Organizations 
for Professional Women, which 
Dr. Murphy directs. 

Interviewed in her apartment in 
Stone, Dr. Murphy expressed 
from the outset her well-versed 
concern for women. 

"The needs of women are un- 
iversal," she exclaimed, "and at 
Wellesley I want to demonstrate 
and dramatize this." 

As director of the Federation, 
Dr. Murphy commands a 
clearinghouse representing the 
needs and interests of employed 
women. Established in 1972, the 
Federation began in response to 
prejudice that women 
professionals had encountered. 
Presently, the organization, which 
survives on contributions, em- 
braces 54 women's professional 
groups. Its programs arc 
research-oriented service or- 
ganizations, such as the Center 
for a Woman's Own Name, which 
informs married women about the 
procedures for retaining their 
maiden names. 

Dr. Murphy wants Wellesley 
students to be aware of the 
Federation's functions. 

"I would like for all students to 
understand the purpose of the 
Federation, and to become in- 
volved in conducting research that 
benefits women," she stated. 

When speaking about 
economic, social and. legal dis- 
crimination. Dr. Murph'y 1 recounts 
in a decisively non-vindictive 
matter her own confrontations 
with prejudice. 

A one-time researcher at 
Newsweek, she followed there the 
corporate rules of the game: 
women research, but never write 
the articles. She also faced dis- 
crimination as a participant in 
wbmen's Democratic auxiliaries. 
Working in the political 
mainstream, she met other 
women who, along with her, com- 
plained that legislators neglected 
to seek their ideas on policy- 

Her political science professors 
at Barnard College and Columbia 
University had forgotten to men- 
tion bias. 

Ever since. Dr. Murphy has 

fought the system. Past efforts in- 
clude working with the Center for 
Women's Policy Studies, coor- 
dinating strategy for the ERA 
(ask force, and authoring a book. 
Public Policy on the Status of 
Womejx (published in 1973), 
which details the need to upgrade 
opportunities for women. 

Dr. Murphy supports the 
women's campaign for equality 
because, she stressed matler-of- 
factly, "women are equally en- 
dowed in brain power and 

"They are not the weaker sex," 
she cried without a trace of hesita- 

Despite her pro-women ac- 
tivism. Dr. Murphy does not con- 
side herself a "flaming feminist," 
although some of her statements 
are certainly charged with a fervor 
characteristic of more fiery 
feminists. She has never made 
feminism a cult and doesn't intend 
to. In fact, she said she often has 
been "shut out" from feminist 
groups and caucuses. 

Still, Dr. Murphy applauds the 
feminist movement for its efforts 
in bringing women together, and 
hopes that career women who 
have "made it" will continue to 
help those who are striving to 
make it. 

But Dr. Murphy frowned on the 
accusation that feminism is ex- 
clusively an all-white, elitist 

"Under Title 7 of the 1964 Civil 
Rights act, the blue collar women 

were the first to file suit against 
union leaders. This look a lot of 
guts and we have all learned from 
it," she explained. 

Dr. Murphy believes that each 
Wellesley student should concern 
herself with feminism. According 
to Dr. Murphy, women must be 
familiar with the movement, 
regardless of whether they take it 
or leave it. 

Also, Dr. Murphy speaks 
strongly in favor of all women's 
colleges. A Barnard graduate, she 
voiced her suspicion that had she 
attended a coeducational institu- 
tion, she probably would not have 
been the editor of her college 
newspaper. Dr. Murphy declared 
that "women still need the many 
opportunities svomen's colleges 
offer, be it in available leadership 
positions, or simply in the area of 

Here at Wellesley. Dr. Murphy 
detects that students wish to know 
specifically how a woman's educa- 
tion will affect their futures. She 
realizes that women are "tired of 
generalities and the same old 
rhetoric," but confessed that she 
has no pat answer. 

"I just know that women here 
and everywhere want a square 
deal in whatever they do." she 

And with that, she reinforced 
on her checkered blazer a gold 
dove-shaped International 
Women's Year pin — a small 
symbol of her commitment to 
women's rights. 

Irene Murphy, Cuest-in-Residence at Stone, is heading research at 
Cheever House, the Center for Research on Women in Higher Education 
and the Professions. She says "Women still need the many opportunities 
women's colleges offer ..." 

photo by Sasha Norkin *75 

College hires security consultant — changes in system studied 

Z L^y I'la Locksley '78 

John Powell, a security 
P'ofessional in the campus securi- 
'y field, has been hired as a con- 
stant to make recommendations 
10 improve security on campus. 

Al Coffey, Director of the 
Physical Plant, defined Powell's 
^ignment as "a review of the 
lnla l security system and 
Or ganization." 

Powell is expected to spend 
*° mc ''me here touring the cam- 
™ at night, discussing problems 
M suggestions with students, 
neads or House, and Administru- 
jjn; and 

studied. The cost of lighting im- busier student schedule, the MIT- 

provements is estimated at S37,- Wcllesley exchange, increased use 

000 Improved dorm bell desk or automobiles, and the opening 

operations arc estimated to cost of Schneider Student Center; all 

SS400 and it will cost around $3,- of which have attracted people 

$5,400, and i 
000 to install an internal P.A. 
system for Mungcr. Dormitory 
entrance control is estimated to 
cost $52,900 to improve. 

Also being considered are first 
rioor window protection 
materials, signalling devices and 
alarms to control secondary en- 
trances, removal of all exterior 
hardware from those doors, and 
review of the tunnel systems. 

Money for these plans is ex- 
pected to come from contingency 
funds — many security 


-— analyzing the nature or 

'.'"'ey's security problem. ■ v , hi . 

.though the date oi Powell's provements are made this 

4,5,1 has not been confirmed, year that were not cons.dcrcd in 

j^ffey indicated that it could be 
"J* time in April, 
"ormitory access control is one 

the original budget. 

from outside the college com- 
munity to campus. 

"For instance," he said, 
"Before 1970, there were no locks 
on dormitory doors. In the 
summer of 1970. locks' were in- 
stalled at a cost or $60,000." 

Since that time, inside 
watchmen were moved outside to 
the kiosk, the guards became un- 
iformed and police trained, the 
security force was increased, and 
all the doors were keyed. 
The Security Committee 

In September or 1973, an in- 
service training session was held 
with House Presidents, Vil 

Sc curity' s chieT concerns. 
jj u 8gestcd changes in bell desk 
J u 's and a complete elimina'tion 

Co u. kiosk s y stcm arc pending 
tin rcv ' cw an d rccommenda- 
' 0n - Coffey said, "We don't want 
.Ml too rast. we want to do it 
"*}' 'he firs, time." 

he twenty-four hour security 
pjjg 's scheduled to be corn- 

Perspective on Security Problems Juniors. Heads cT House, and 
In a staff meeting Febuary 26. security reprcsentat.vcs in atten- 
Joseph Kiebala. Vice President <■■"«• 

.Prior to March 24. Two 

for Business Affairs, gave .a 
historical perspective oT security 
problems and explained what 
changes had been made in the past 
few years, 

"Over the last eight years a 
number of changes have been 
happening. In broad, campuses 
have become more open to tne 
outside world. Wellesley is no 

5H« allege lines and an outside longer a separate world. 
7«[ey line will be connected. Kiebala at nbuledth ,e changes 

'" 'he meantime, the costs of to a new prolirerot.on of sludenl 

>ar| ous improvements arc being activities, increased emphasis in 

At this session, the security 
representatives explained how to 
use the force, and what the 
student's responsibilities should 
be. Security problems were dis- 
cussed; and as a result or the train- 
ing session, a Security Committee 
was formed with the Vil Juniors as 
a base of support. The com- 
mittee, which included Tony 
Oteri. Charles Hapcnny. Vil 
Juniors, Heads of House, and 
Joyce Waddlington. met regular- 
ly. After months or meetings and 

visits to other schools to study 
their security systems, a security 
proposal was devised in March of 

The report advocated a policy 
in which each resident would have 
a key to her resident hall. The 
security force would be able to be 
more mobile as a result. The also 
demanded a 24 hour security of- 
fice, intercoms on the front doors, 
and another cruiser. Vil Juniors 
would have been trained to handle 
internal security problems within 
the dorm. 

Because or the split feedback 
over the distribution or front door 
keys to residents, the committee 
thought it was foolish to mandate 
a systcm and decided to try it on 
an experimental area. 

However, because or the con- 
troversies over rooming, residence 
policy, and the closing or some 
dormitory dining halls, the 
proposal lost its urgency; and by 
the end or the year no further 
progress had been made. 

This fall, the committee dis- 
persed; and a base of support for a 
new committee did not present 

Security Changes This Year 

In December plans were made 
for centralizing security head- 
quarters, arranging for an ad- 
ditional patrol car, researching an 
intercom system for outside 
dorms, and increasing security 


As a result or the rape-assault 
incidents during Winter Term, 
more changes were made in 
security operations. Memos were 
sent to students describing the in- 
cidents and suggesting safety 
precautions. More educational 
programs were planned, and the 
belldesk rules were standardized. 
Bell Desk Procedures 

At a House President's 
meeting February 5, the following 
procedures were approved: All in- 
dividuals entering a residence hall 
would be stopped at the bell desk, 
except recognized residents or the 
hall; all individuals identifying 
themselves as eating in a hall, 
attending a class, or club meeting 
etc., will be asked to produce iden- 

tification; all individuals asking to 
visit a resident will be escorted up- 
staris, by the resident; however, if 
a hall so chooses, a Wcllcsle) stu- 
dent visitor can be given permis- 
sion over the intercom, to proceed 
upstairs, ir permission is granted 
by the resident and identification 
is shown. 

Student's Suggestions 
Nora Wells, Schafer Head or 
House, collected student opinions 
concerning security and compiled 
a report or suggestions that were 
made. Such ideas js installing an 
emergency buzzer at bell desk, 
practicing a check systcm or 
books at library, using a whistle 
system if in danger, rerouting the 
late Senate Bus, and providing for 
a mini-bus are being considered. 

Autograph party to be held 

by Pam Chin '7S 

Monday, March 17, will be the 
publishing date for a new book 
covering the first hundred years or 
Wellesley College. The occasion 
will be marked by an open 
autograph party to be held at the 
College Club from 3-5 P.M. 

Wellesley College 1875-1975: A 
Century of Women is the first 
and only orficial history of the 
college. Under the leadership or 
Jean Glasscock, Centennial 
Historian, thirteen current and 
former professors, trustees and 

administrators combined to 
produce a 500 page volume filled 
with history, humor and 217 
photos that capture the spirit or 
the past century. 

Eleven or these authors, in- 
cluding Deans Alice Ilchman and 
Maud Chaplin, Joan Bishop 
from Career Services, Professors 
Emeriti. Virginia Onderdonk. 
Harriet Crcighion, Grace Hawk. 
and Barbara McCarthy will join 
t. lasscock in presenting this 
authoritative text to the entire 
college community, 


Day: Artist and Eccentric 

by Emily Yoffe T7 

F. Holland Day spcnl the last 
17 years of his life in bed. Prior to 
that prolonged nap, Day had 
become one of the turn of the cen- 
tury's leading photographers. 

Ellen Fritz Clattenburg '74 has 
assembled the first major show of 
this long neglected artist. It will be 
on display in Jewell, accompanied 
by photos by Day's contem- 
poraries, Alvin Langdon Coburn 
and Gertrude Kasebier, through 
March 24. 

The F. Holland Day exhibit 
grew out of Clattenburg's honor 
thesis. A grant from the National 
Endowment for the Arts enabled 
her to mount the stunning show, 
and publish the accompanying 

"it's important to emphasis 
that this all grew out of Ellen's 
thesis of last year," says Anne 
Gabhart. Director of the 
Museum, "because it shows that 
the Museum can make this sort of 
thing possible." 

By 1900 Day was one of the 
country's leading portraitists. It's 
easy to sec why. Through the 
seductive mist of the past decades, 
his portraits of young women and 
settlement children emerge still 
vivid and moving. Day was also 
one of the first photographers to 
study the male nude artistically. 
At one point in his career. Day 
could be seen builidng crucifixes 
on a hill in Norwood, Mass. Pos- 
ing as Christ, Day created a series 
of unusual religious photographs. 
"When you first see them your in- 
itial tendency is to laugh," muses 
Clattenburg. "But he look on this 
enormously difficult subject so 
earnestly that the photographs 
really work." 

His cousin Alvin Langdon 
Coburn was an equally talented, 
but uneccenlric photographer. 

"He was also something of a 
celebrity hound," says Gabhart. 
He made many portraits of the 
most famous men of his day, such 
as George Bernard Shaw, who 

was a good friend and fellow 

Coburn also made a series of 
photogravures, which involves 
printing photographs by hand, of 
early 20th ccntruy New York and 

"Photogravure is a nightmarish 
process," explains Gabhart, "but 
the surface effects are gorgeous. 
Coburn's are some of the most 
beautiful ever made." 

The third photogrpher whose 
work is on display is Gertrude 
Kasebier, who was a friend of 

both Coburn and Day. She was a 
remarkable woman, who didn't 
begin her career until she was over 
40. But in u short time became 
one of New York's most sought 
after portrait photographers. Her 
transcendent, visipnary, and 
sometimes unsettling portraits of 
women give ample reason for her 

F. Holland Day felt a need to 
prove photography was fine art. 
His work and that of his com- 
patriots prove he succeeded amp- 


The Lunchtimc T ne 
presentation March Ifi-lo 
be Chekhov's The Bear % H 
run from I 2:40- 1 o? ! 



Something spoken at Lunch 

by Jackie Coleman "77 

Suddenly lunchtimc theater. 
From bleak February and a fre- 
quent creative abyss, it appeared 
and cased into our schedules with 
a cheap meal and some of the 
most exciting drama Wellesley 
has had. 

A performance of mime, 
Tennessee Williams' Something 
Unspoken, Strindberg's The 
Stronger, and Pinter sketches 
have been produced so far, on 
Tuesdays and Wednesdays for a 
convenient 40 minutes each and at 
12:40 PM, in the intimate cave of 
Schneider coffeehouse. Students 
and professors come till it's SRO, 
the stage is close and comman- 
ding, soup and rolls relax 
everyone, then — in mid-day — il- 
lusion becomes believable. 

But its no! just Wellesley's best 
known actors or the world's 
greatest playwrights who make it 
happen. They are part of it, 
though students and professors 
having no acting experience are in 
the Lunchtimc Theater troupe. 
Direction is student and professor 
comprised, while some of the 
plays — and of course the mime 
productions — arc students' own 
creations. Members of the com- 
pany take responsibility for all 
parts of the production, unfailing- 

ly presenting weekly perfor- 
mances in which one feels thut the 
talent and energy of all involved is 
being developed. 

Learning and growth onstage 
hasn't meant suffering for the 
audience, but gripping; intellec- 
tually challenging performances 
such as those or The Stronger 
program. The play was put on 
twice each lime, with actors Anne 
Borden Evans and Karil Kirk ex- 
changing roles, and Ms. Kirk 
transferring for the first time from 
her field, mime, lo acting. Their 
talents were stretched — Kirk in 
the speaking role created too 
ridiculous a character while Evans 
in the listening role was too 
hardened — but the inter- 
pretations of role were 
fascinatingly different and the 
effect was powerful both ways. 

Ms. Evans directed Feb. 18- 
I9th's faultless, emotionally 
wrenching production of 
Williams' Something Unspoken. 
Jane Serene as the complicated 
Southern battle-axe was par- 
ticularly astonishing. 

We got to sec professors 
Nicholas and Eva Linfield, Paul 
Barstow, and Meg Gertmenian, 
newcomer Gillian Derbyshire, and 
several more familiar student ac- 
tors in March 4-5th's funny, 
horrible Pinter sketches. Especial- 

ly exciting was Karil KiJ 
successful First Old \V 0m , ' .'. 
The Black antl\ White Snack A 
her dry deadpan, and sense „f ,.° 'I 
ing was perfect. ^r 

Coming up is "The pJ 
Lunchtime Theater AntholtJl 
when you can catch the b«| ,1 
what you missed, together J| 
Nicholas Lmficld-s adapts J 
film of Carlyle s Sartor Resanui 
called "The Life and Opinions ofj 
God-born Devil's Dung." 

Nicholas and Eva Linfield in i| 
work by Pinter. 

photo by S. Norkin *7s| 

Murder at Nantucket Eclipsel 

Photo from Che F. Holland Day exhibition in Jewett. 

by Mary Ya.i Amberg "77 

Dark Nantucket Noon, Jane 
Langton, Harper & Row. S7.95. 

Interested in mysteries? Or, 
perhaps, in reading about Nan- 
tucket? Author Jane Langton, a 
Wellesley alum, seeks to satisfy 
either or both of your cravings in 

Orlando: simply too 

• •• 

by Social Reporter. 
S. Remark 

Marcel Proust flew in from 
Paris, and was overheard discuss- 
ing theological matters with Mae 
West and E.J. DuPont III at what 
had to be the social event of the 
year, the "Waiting for Orlando 
Inaugural Ball", held last Thurs- 
day in Balloon infested Stone Din- 
ing Hall. Other celebreties include 
Groucho Marx, who, as promised, 
pinched every female in reach, as 
well as one female guest who, on 
closer examination, proved to be 

The festive decorations, flown 
in on chartered Lear jets from 
rural Missouri, were carefully 
color coordinated with the 
refreshments, which featured that 
rare and expensive delicacy, 
peanut butter and jelly (apple and 
grape) on rye, whole wheat, crack- 
ed wheat, butter top, and for the 
more conservative in the crowd, 
white bread. The table itself was a 
masterpiece of decorative art, and 
all agreed that the mounds of 
elegantly assembled finger 
sandwiches were shown to their 
best' advantage on the off-white, 
slightly stained sheet. 

In what must be considered the 
master stroke of the evening, the 
gallery, installed brilliantly in the 
entry hall, consisted of the Orlan- 
do Exhibit on loan from Yale 
University, which featured six 
major paintings of or for Orlando 
by such artists as Nicholas 1 1 ill,, id 
(1547-1619) and Roy Lichtcnstein 
(1963). Several personal artifacts 
of Orlando were also on display. 

Entertainment was provided by 
a Toshiba Stereo, courtesy of 
Japan, and, at the start of the 
evening, by two members of 
Canada's official Bagpipe Ensem- 
ble, who made a spectacular en- 
trance through several yards of 
floating pink, purple, and yellow 
streamers. Unfortunately, these 
colors did clash frightcnly with 
their charming Stuart plaid kilts, 
but nobody seemed lo care. 

After the opening waltz, guests 
danced through the night and on 
until four-ish lo Slevic Wonder, 
Traffic, ihe Supremes, and 
George Crumb, lo mention only a 

Perhaps the highlight of the ball 
was Orlando's brief but dazzling 
visit, which was not noticed by 
anyone present. 

her book Dark Nantucket Noon. 

The heroine hails from Cam- 
bridge and is visiting "Nantucket 
to observe the total eclipse of the 
sun. Of course, Nantucket is the 
only place from which totality is 
observable, and it just as con- 
veniently happens thai it is also 
the place where her ex-lover has 
settled into marriage. 

Will she run into him? Is the 
qucsiion necessary? Our heroine, 
Kitty Clark, unintentionally 
chooses lo view the eclipse at the 
same lighthouse that Joe Green 
(Vfie ex-rover), ( his 'wife, - another 
Nantucket couple', and one of her 
B.U. Students have picked. 

At the moment of totality, Kit- 
ty hears the "universe scream" — 
and it has one voice, a female 
voice. As the light returns, Kitty 
sees a bleeding woman's body 
near her on the sand. She tries to 
stop the blood with her 
handkerchief and sweater, but 

The cast from "Everything in The Garden." 

photo by Sasha Norkin '75 

Film Society Schedule 

March 16th Stolen Kisses 

April 6lh Sounder 

April 13th Shame 

April 21st Sunset Boulevard (at 4 P.M.)* 

To Have and Have Not (at 8 P.M.)* 

April 27th A Thousand Clowns 

May 4th Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 

May lllh Cinderella Liberty 

May 18th Tom Jones 

*Sunset Boulevard only at 4 P.M. 

*To Have and Have Not only at 8 P.M. 

All films, beginning on March 2nd, unless otherwise 
specified, will be shown at 4 P.M. and at 8 P.M.. on Sun- 
day — Pendleton 1 12. 


Directed by: 
Designed by: 
Production Dates: 
First Rehearsal: 

Casting Notice 

George Bernard Shaw's ARMS AND 

THE MAN (1898) 

Paul R. Barslow 

Eric Lcvenson 

April 25-26-27. 1975 

March 31 

Try-Out Readings (in the Director's Office, Alumnae Hall): 
Tuesday, March 18 7:30 - 9:30 
Wednesday. March 19 2:30 - 4:30 Call-bucks: 7:30 

(II nunc <>f the above limes is convenient or possible, please make an 
appointment by calling the director at 235-5895.) 

ENDS. SUN. 7.00 & 9:10. 



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Edward Albee's 

GARDEN" will be presented 
by the Wellesley College 
Theatre on March 15,16, and 
17, in Alumnae Hall, at 8:00 
each evening. The play is 
directed by Paul R. Barstow 
and designed by Eric Levenson. 

The play, successor lo 
Albee's "Who's Afraid of 
Virginia Woolf?" was first 
produced on Broadway in 
1967. It concerns an attractive 
and engaging suburban couple 
who live well bul can't quite 
make ends meet. Their 
successful stratagem is a biting 
commentary on money, mores 
and morals in an affluent com- 
munity and was suggested by 
the uncovering of a prostitution 
ring involving suburban 
housewives on Long Island. 

Featured in ihe cast arc Jane 
Serene '77, Karen Gentleman 
'77. Diane Gilpin '77, Lisa 
Lenlini '78, Susan Smyih '76, 
and Laurel Meyer '78. along 
with Wellesley College Theatre 
company actors John Cross, 
James Butterfield and C. Jay 
Lafferly, Jr., and newcomers 
David Jennings and Donald 
James Campbell, Jr. The 
Stage-Manager is Jacy Strauss 
'77, and lighting has been 
designed by Mary Wells '77. 


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only succeeds in bloodying ihem.1 
and the others arrive on the scene I 
lo see Kilty stooping over il*| 
lifeless body of Joe's wife 
Question: Where does this lean I 
us? Answer: II leaves us with forti 
one chapters remaining in which | 
to unravel thc, ( murder. 

What one docs with these 1 
remaining chapters depends oj 
the individual. If you enjoy thea 
ploration of alibis and shadj 
characters, you would finish the I 
book. If you plan to take ihisj 
course, he u jii;epared for man] I 
dbuble-Jdjcctived^cscripti. | 
the Nantucket scenery. On the I 
other hand, you could choose lo 
put the book back on ihe shelf 
without losing too many nights 
sleep. The third option involves 
grasping the book firmly with | 
both hands and turning about '< 
of Ihe way through in hopes of dis- 
covering the murderer. Ii work! 

Dark Nantucket Noon wil 
never replace Christie's Murdti 
on' the Orient Express. However, 
if one is in the mood for some vei) 
light reading and can never eel 
enough of the standard who-dunil. ; 
it will suffice. 

Mildred McAfee Horlon, 
President of Wellesley College 
from 1 936-1949. will be Ihe 
guest preacher in Chapel on 
Sunday. March 16th at 1 1 AM. 
As one of two living p |Sl 
presidents of Wellesley. Mrs. 
Horlon will be participating in 
the Founders Day Weekend ac- 
tivities. The topic ofher Chapel 
Talk will be "Religion and ihe 
Wellesley Tradition". Al Mrs. 
Horton's request, the hymn* 
and scripture readings used 
during the service will be those 
that were used on March I'. 
1914 — the day that College 
Hall - the original College 
building — burned down. The 
Wellesley College Chape 
Choir will present special 
music for the service. The Rev 
Susan Andrews will officiate. 
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Marina v. N. Whitman: basically optimistic on U.S. economy 

^KHlTln SerVaas 75 

na von Neumann Whit- 
enprcsscd optimism about 
jj S. economy at the 

deflationary effect because of 
decreasing economic activity and 

Agreeing with most Ford ad- 
ministration officials, Whitman 
^ 0IT ,ics Department Dinner insisted that the only way to in- 
[!!day n'g ht ' and said thal crcasc domestic production and 
'■' „h the current recession will decrease consumption is to in- 
, „g C r than most, it will follow crcasc he price of fiiel. 
' Hern of the post- World War She warned that this increase in 
Lesions. Whitman, a former the price of fuel will produce 
|bcr of the President's Coun- sudden shifts in the structure of 
f Economic advisors and the economy that will make our 

»I think we are finally going to realize that there aren't 
macro-economic shortcuts to nirvana." 

ren tl y Distinguished Public 
pice Professor of Economics at 
p. University of Pittsburgh, ad- 
,il[ed that she could not point to 
L indications that support her 
Uje optimism. 

["The economic indicators are 
„ conflicting, it becomes very 
[o UC h a matter of gut feeling." she 

Whitman did, however, list 
jtral possible events that would 
[rjously dampen any optimism 
.! (he U.S. economy. A world 
w p failure, the erection of trade 
iirriers between industrialized 
entries, and a dramatic increase 
j the price of oil were the poten- 
1 problems that concern her the 


In terms of the economy, the oil 

jfoblem is a "double whammy," 

pie explained. There is inflation 

Kcause of increased prices and a 

students react 

Continued from page 1 
One Vil Junior felt that the 
I elimination of the Counseling Ser- 
Ivices Office would put an extra 
[burden on the Vil Juniors. She 
(referred to the Counseling Office 
las one of the Vil Junior's main 
I resources. 

Some students interpreted the 

administration's decision to cut 

Jthe services as being detrimental 

I lo minority students. Polk is the 

I only minority counselor on cam- 

Ipus and as some students in Bates 

I put it. "When you have a problem 

(and want to talk it out with an 

Wer person, you would, prefer tp 

Ijlk to someone who you feel can 

understand, you want to talk to 

Isomeonc you feel you can relate 

[to, When the only person you can 

I talk to is eliminated, what can you 

do? Who can you ask for help?" 

Other students felt that the 

[college was shortchanging 

I students by "eliminating half of 

the available professional women 

counselors when there seems to 

have been an increased demand 

I for women in counseling positions 

[on campus." 

A student from the Quad ex- 
plained the "lack of use" of the 
I counseling services office by poin- 
ding out the fact that "students 
[still felt silly about going." 

A student from Cazenove ex- 
pressed the view of the minority of 
jitudents agreeing with the ad- 
ministration's action in the 
"tatter. When asked how she felt 
['•bout the termination of the 
^Counseling Office facility and the 
| implications of its elimination, she 
"id, "I couldn't care less. I don't 
[hink that it has anything to do 
*"h discrimination against blacks 
f women or students — I think it 
*« purely financial." 
I In general. Wellesley students 
lcl1 the elimination of any service 
1 l0 be a loss. As a Davis 
^Phomore put it, "It just limits 
lflc number of resources 
I ."ailable." 

Tenure Controversy 
Students in general were more 
"Wtant to voice definite opinions 
''" 'he tenure controversy. The 
d °minant trend in these com- 
ments reflected again, a disap- 
I J'oyal of the administration's 
Vision making processes. 
A Claflin freshman felt that the 
|°mmittce should "not change 
ne| f original position with the 
*° professors" and "should out- 
lnc the tenure policies clearly for 
Mud <:nts. faculty and ad- 
miration." Another freshman 
' ta M "There seems to be 
Politicking going on that the 
indents and faculty should be 
ma de aware of." 

A member of the class of '78 in 
^ ,0 nc felt that "it would be unfair 
Put two qualified professors in 
^Petition for the same 
jJ s «ion." This was in view of Bill 
^ 0ll 's tenure date change and the 

economic problems worse, but 
claimed that there is "simply no 
painless way lo do it." 

Whitman described several 
long-term trends that collided 
with "acts of God" to produce our 
current explosive inflation. 

First, she noted that since 
World War II, there has been a 
tendency toward a "consumer 
society" and a shift in GNP with a 
larger share going into transfer 
payments (unemployment com- 
pensation, social security benefits, 
etc.) and a smaller share going 
into investment. 

She also observed that there has 
been a deceleration in investment 
capacity and slower aggregate 
growth in productivity. 

On the micro-economic side. 
Whitman pointed to the growing 
problem of structural rigidities 
and inefficiencies in the economy, 

"that practically all economists 
agree should be eliminated." 

Whitman suggested that these 
long-term trends in the U.S. 
economy were compounded by 
several unique problems in 1971 
and 1972 that resulted in the 
current explosion of inflation. 

These problems were: 
I (unusual crop failures and a 
dramatic decrease in 
agricultural production, com- 
bined with an ill-advised sale of 
grain to the Soviet Union that 
sent food prices soaring by 22% 

2) the coincidence of an inler- 
natinal economic boom during 
1971 and 1972 thai exerted 
strong pressure on industrial 
commodity prices, and 

3) the impact of the U.S. devalua- 

As a result of the current 
economic dilemma. Whitman 
predicts that there will be a 
recognition of important new 


"I think we are finally going to 
realize," she said, "that there 
aren't any macro-economic short- 
cuts to nirvana. There is simply no 
combination of monetary and 
fiscal policy thai will give us price 
stability and full employment 

She also predicted that 
Americans will also come to the 
realization that "scarcity is real," 
and that the United Slates is 
vulnerable to fluctuations in the 
world economy. 

Whitman warned that although 
politicians have learned that coun- 
tries can "catch the flu from one 
another," they haven't made any 
changes at the policy level. In 
other words, countries arc still 
making decisions on a national 
level instead of on the basis of 
what would be best for the inter- 
national economy as a whole. 

"This will create a tension 

among nations that will cither be 
resolved negatively by erecting 
barriers, or positively by coor- 
dinating policy decisions," she ex- 

She also warned that unless the 
United Stales finds an im- 
aginative way to solve the in- 
evitable demand for a more 
equitable distribution of income, 
the only result will be chronic in- 

"But a democratic country just 
can't cope with a hassle over dis- 
tribution of income." She cited 
Great Britain as an example. 
"Economists have always fell un- 
comfortable with questions of dis- 
tributive justice and so far the 
United States has avoided a con- 
flict over it," she said. 

In conclusion, the former 
presidential economic advisor said 
that the recognition of these new 
economic realities will be 
beneficial because they will help 

restore "a sense of certainty" 
about the future. 

"Only with a restoration of 
some degree of certainly. 
Whitman explained, "can we 
achieve high economic growth, 
because of the need for a 
reasonable framework for long 
term planning." 


Continued from page 1 

world people to work lo eliminate 
capitalism. He feels the need to be 
out making a revolution, not 
wailing for one. "Today." he said, 
"thai means being involved in 
reformist activities so that the ac- 
tivities can be thrusl towards 
revolution." For Sadaukui. this 
means the organizing of unskilled 
workers, thereby politically 
educating them in hopes lhal their 
political education will bring ihcm 
closer to being revolutionaries 

Academic Council, cont'd. 

to latest 
policy, cont'd. 

proposed retention of only one 
tenure position for the Black 
Studies Department with two 
tenure candidates. A student from 
Davis likened this to "pulling the 
rug out from under the professors' 

Most students did not feel that 
the tentative tenure decision 
directly affected them. Some 
students said that as they had not 
taken any courses in the Black 
Studies Department, they could 
not adequately assess the effect of 
such a decision on the quality of 
the department. In disagreement, 
a -indent, from Xowcjr Court 
pointed out that ;'the organization 
of tenure policy directly affected 
every student and faculty member 
on campus." 

The majority of students voic- 
ing their disapproval of this ten- 
tative tenure action expressed 
direct disagreement with Dean 
Ilchman's statement that such a 
move would not affect the growth 
of the Black Studies Department. 
Some students in Bales agreed 
lhat the elimination of tenured 
positions would disrupt the 
stability of the new department. A 
junior added that such a move 
from the administration toward 
tenure, would discourage other 
qualified professors from applying 
for positions in Welleslcy's Black 
Studies Department. Such a deci- 
sion on tenure would affect the 
department's stability in another 
way also. A senior staled, "If a 
student sees thai a faculty 
member's slay at Wellesley is in- 
definite, Ihe student might 
hesitate to enter this department 
and enter another one havrng 
more stable faculty positions. In 
this way. the student would be 
sure of having professors around 
who would be able to write solid 
recommendations for graduate 

school." . 

Two juniors maintained the un- 
iversality or such a decision's im- 
plications. They pointed out that 
"Ihe organization of tenure policy 
is going to have an impact for 
both black and white students ... 
no matter what «he college says. 
,his decision could affect he 
Black Studies Department to the 
point of destroying iU It's destruc- 
tion would be detrimental to the 
world awareness of all women in 
this campus." ■ 

Although individual comments 
varied on both issues, the majority 
of students protested what some 
students termed, "the arbitrary 
manner in which the adm.n.s. a- 
tion makes decisions." One semor 

expressed this idea most clearl>. 
She said, "the process is incorrect. 
This time the administration un- 
derestimated not only the 
students, but the facu Ity 1 hope 
,he administration will lake the 
students' opinion into considera- 
tion before making Tmal decisions 

in matters such as these. 

Continued from page 1 

need the Department," she 

She informed the group lhat, in 
an inter-disciplinary department 
such as the Black Studies Depart- 
ment, it is ideal to have a gamut of 
lenurcd professors in different 
fields. "It just so happened that 
the first two people up for tenure 
in the Black Studies Department 
are both historians," she said. 

Then, Laura Murphy '76 and 
Lynda Wynn '76 articulated the 
concerns of black students at 
Wellesley. Laura focused on the 
importance of the Black Studies 
Department and she cited that ap- 
proximately 70% of the black 
students at Wellesley are in Black 
Studies courses. 

"The Black Studies Depart- 
ment is not an acknowledgement 
of a current vogue," Laura said. 
"If Wellesley does not make an 
effort to retain attractive positions 
for its black scholars, it will be 
difficult to maintain its commit- 
ment to affirmative action." She 
concluded by commenting that 
black students can't help but link 
the tenure issue to the closing of 

planning. She and Nancy Kolod- 
ny. Director of Science Center, 
recently attended a workshop on 
budget planning in Washington, 
D.C. and Kolodny stated that 
they had learned a great deal, es- 
pecially about the need for 
openness in budget planning. 

Don Polk expressed alarm that 
a century-old institution of ex- 
cellence like Wellesley would be 
now turning to Washington for 
answers to its budget problems. 
Laura Murphy evoked laughter 
and applause by questioning the 
weighing of alternatives which 
resulted in eliminating the 
Counseling Office. "Above all," 
she said, "a student needs her 
mental health to do the work here! 
We reject the Wellesley ad- 
ministration's maternalistic at- 
titude that it knows what is best 
for its students ... Wellesley 
makes a grand commitment to 

feminism and education for 
women, but the opinions of its 
young women students are not 
even respected." 

Paula Pehn '76 reiterated 
Laura's point by stating. 
"Wellesley students are supposed- 
ly being trained to be leaders of 
tomorrow; however, we don't even 
have an impact on our present ex- 
istence at Wellesley ... the ad- 
ministration must not make 
decisions in a vacuum." 

Susan Andrews. Chaplain of 
the College, commented that the 
Counseling Office is one part of a 
system of counseling. "Other 
parts of the system depend on the 
Counseling Office for referral and 
consultation." she said. "If one 
destroys one part of a machine, it 
will no longer work." She con- 
cluded by exhorting the College 
community to consider what the 
counseling decision says about the 

values of ihis institution and its 
concern for Ihe emotional growth 
of its students. 


handcrafted jewelry 

and we 

thfjfigunseling Office which-* ill 
result in termination of ihe 

counseling duties of the only black 
counsellor on campus. 

Lynda Wynn gave a short 
presentation on the unique 
qualifications of Dr. Carol Baird 
and Donald Polk, the two 
counsellors who will no longer 
counsel at Wellesley when the 
Counseling Office closes. She con- 
cluded. "Both of the decisions be- 
ing discussed today have a 
threatening tone to the black com- 
munity. They do not reflect the 
College's commitment to affir- 
mative action." 

The floor was then opened for 
discussion. Anne Marie Wood. 
Budget Officer of the College, 
said that, even though Wellesley 
College has a great deal of money, 
it is unsophisticated in budget 



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Sports perspective: 
Mary Young '76 

Are athletes 

Basketball drops last 
It's "definitely better' 

game to Regis, 55-51 
for next (pre) season! 

What means the "iniellectual 
athlete"? Do we have here a new 
species lhat psychologists can 
study, or a rotten dissertation 

I didn't make it to the press 
conference with Tour women's 
basketball teams in January 
took up the topic at M.I.T.. and I 
wonder what they had to say 
about it. Those women were from 
Radcliffe, Brown, M.I.T. and the 
University of Chicago. Everybody 
figured they'd know. 

An "intellectual athlete" must 
he. above all, an athlete. When 
you get past that part, you sup- 
posedly start looking at brains. 
But what's "intellectual"? Were 
those poor women accused of be- 
ing "intellectual" because they 
went to those schools? That is an 
issue with which I will not mess! 
Athletes have come and gone. 
who've had all the trappings, ac- 
cording to the broadest definition, 
of the "intellectual athlete". Who 
hasn't heard that Bill Bradley of 
the New York Knicks was a 
Rhodes Scholar out of Princeton? 
If you're a real buff, you know 
thai Jerrj Lucas, late of the 
Knicks. was Phi Beta Kappa at 
Ohio Stale. (He has a 
photographic memory.) Or that 
Kareem Abdul Jabbar of the 
basketball Bucks takes religion 
courses at Harvard. They all are 
athletes above all, and the usual 
measures say they've got some 

Let's go, crew! 

Big dates for both class and in- 
tercollegiate rowers are fast ap- 
proaching, and coach Mayrene 
Earle has her intercollegiate 
rowers working out now to gel 

The qualifying date for rowers 
in all races is April 16 in anticipa- 
tion of the April 23 preliminary 
races for Sophomore Parents 
Weekend and the April 30 class 
daj prelims. 

. The intercollegiate crew, 
meanwhile, uill be racing around 
in their two lours to prepare for 
their April 12 opener at Brown. 
The schedules are below: 

Sports Association 
Crew Schedule 

April 16 — Qualifying dale for all 

race ■ 

April 23 — Preliminary races for 

Sophomore Parents Weeknd. 

April 26 — Sophomore Parents 

Daj races. 

April 30 — Preliminary class 


May 2 — Class races 

Intercollegiate Crew 

April 12 — at Brown. 

April 26 — Greater Boston 2000 

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May 11 — hasiern Sprints, al 

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Fianklin Si at Washington 

Boylston al Arlington 

Cambridge at Harvard Square 

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Wellesley at College Gate 

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smarts, too. Smart athletes they 
may be, but "intellectual"? 

It makes a lot more sense to say 
"athletic intellectual". Athletic 
ability cuts ucross all economic 
and social barriers. An intellec- 
tual, using (he definition of high 
IQ and proven scholurly ability, 
can be jusl as good in sports as a 
real dodo. The two attributes 
aren't correlated. 

Intelleclualism, which is a state 
of being, may exist in an athletic 
body, but analytical or logical 
powers have little to do with 
sports prowess. An intellectual's 
keen perceptions may tell him or 
her everything that is going on in 
an athletic contest, but if he or she 
licks the sheer instincts and 
talents, he or she will not be much 
of an athlete. 

While athletes arc born, in- 
tellectuals are made, in the sense 
that (hey must be cultivated by 
society. Think of all the black 
athletes, for example, thai 
couldn't get a decent education, 
but rose quickly on the athletic 
ladder. The black intellectuals are 
yet to be heard from, in countless 

Your brains, and how you use 
them, make your life. In today's 
society, the same does not hold 
true for your body. You are your 
mind, cogilo ergo sum, and all the 
rest. On top of it all, you may be 

A bid to erase a 19-point deficit 
fell short by a heartbreaking three 
Wednesday night, resulting in loss 
number four for the varsity 
basketball team, this time at the 
hands of Regis College, 54-51. 

Though Wellesley jumped out 
to a 6-0 lead at the outset. Regis 
quickly caught up and stayed 
ahead the rest of the way. the 
first half saw Wellesley play a 
strange brand of basketball, com- 
ing up with goofups not displayed 
in previous games. Mary Young 
'76 kept the Big Blue in the game, 
scoring 15 points towards her 
team's 28-19 halftime deficit. 

Coach Mayrene Earle strongly 
admonished her team at halftime, 
and they finally responded in this, 
their last game. Helen Fremont 
'78. Kate Ricpe '76 and Donna 
Drvaric '77 came up with some 
outstanding defense in the period 
to shut off Regis while Wellesley 's 
offense got going. 

"It was a well-played game for 
the last (en minutes," said Ms. 
Earle, "It was the best defense 
I've seen us play. That's what got 
us back in the game." 

Offensively, Wellesley came up 
with an amazing 32 points in the 
half while holding Regis to 26, but 
it wasn't enough. Wellesley Finally 
faced a three-point deficit with a 
half-minute left, and an attempt 
at a three-point play, or even a 
score, failed. It was the second 
time this season Wellesley faced 

Kale Kiepe 76 (33) goes up for a shot in a recent varsity basketball 
game. Kate nailed down a forward spot offensively and defensively for the 
team, and she's about to get some help from Nancy Andrews '78 (24) and 
Sara Langer '78 (25), two promising players. 

photo by Betsy Monrad '76 


Department of Biological Sciences 


March 17 Dr. David Dobbins, Wellesley College. Dept. of Biological 
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March 31 Dr. Mary Mandels, U.S.' Army Natick Labs. 

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game-high, career-high total team captain Mary Y 

r 36 noints for the game. Karen junior, but we 8 

Rrl'l '78 who ran into foul trouble strongest competit 

ca lv was able to dump in 4 same teams we pi, 

cany, »"• r>— ;• -tan :irc. n Inl hi.ii. 

suc h frustrations, having lost to forward to 

wtton by 2 points two weeks Jefin^lannrng ^ 

"Mary Young '76 poured in 2. "We had the best lcam 
Jnls in the second half to rack had since I've been here," 3 
points inc •_ _____ Kinll lnln | team cuptam Marv v„ ^ 

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points, as did Kate Ricpe. Connie ago arc a lot better now. | * 

Holn.berg '78 tossed in 3 points, worth ,«. though, because a g * 

...... against a good team is muchSJ 

The basketball program 
definitely moving upward in t eriT , 
of interest a fac, that is pj 
each year s freshman class M 
Earle, some dedicated ud 
perclassmcn and niaiiv 
sophomores will be back nt\[J. 
for an even finer season of oj 
competition and fun. 

Mary Young '76 follows 
through to score one of her 97 
points this season in a varsity 
basketball game. Ms. Young 
managed to score 19.4 points per 
game for Wellesley, and she'll be 
back next year. 

photo by Betsy Monrad '76 

Security letter, 

con V from p. 1 

In order to increase student- 
officer relations, a security 
representative should meet with 
students every year during the in- 
troductory meetings. If kiosks 
must remain, each should have 
posted on the door the names of 
the guards on duty and the kiosk 
telephone number. 

Students themselves should not 
only be allowed, but requested to 
grow up a little. The guards do the 
best they can, most of the time. 
They too have their problems, 
their orders, their duties. Incon- 
sideration and carelessness; total 
disregard for the existence of a 
guard, of the fact that it is cold 
and that he doesn't want to stand 
holding the door while you kiss 
your boyfriend goodnight: that its 
no joke to have someone throw 
water on you; that many of our 
male visitors, though commonly 
not termed so, can act like riffraff; 
that he loses out if someone rips 
off his billyclub, hat or radio while 
he is letting someone in the dorm; 
that he had nothing to do with 
making the many asinine rules 
that we arc subject to, but that he 
must enforce them; can cause a 
guard to respond to a student with 
impatience or anger. He probably 
doesn't like the rules any better 
than any of us, 

I wonder if it would be possible 
to put any of these suggestions 
into effect, or at least investigate 
it a little more thoroughly. 
Wellesley is in sore need of 
eliminating the prevailing 
boarding-school atmosphere, and 
this might be a major step. 

by Sue Pinto '75 




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while fellow freshwomen Betsy 
Brinkley and Nancy Andrews 
contributed 2 points apiece to the 


The Wellesley junior varsity 
had a much rougher time of it, 
losing 38-17 in the second game. 
Vicki Vidargas '77 scored 6 
points. Amy Thurmond '78 added 
3 points, and Betsy Holton "75, 
Susan Jackson '77, Sara Langer 
'78 and Robin Pano '78 threw in 2 
points each. 

The team racked up a 1-4 
record over the short, five-week 
season, with a win over Jackson 
their only consistent effort. "We 
have freshmen coming back and 
they are going to be better all 
around due to their experience." 
said Ms. Earle, who's looking 

Sailing, lacrosse to meet 

There will be meetings fo r a || 
interested in sailing and 
lacrosse in the Daiis U nn . t 
Monday at 7:30 for all £. 
terested. For information call 
Carol Charpie in Severance for 
lacrosse and Sally Newman in 
Munger for sailing. 

From the trampoline to these uneven bars, Bonnie Wiencke's bw 
helping students on every piece of gymnastic equipment in Mir) 
Hcmenway gym. Lee Ann Clements '78 determines to perfect her routine 
on the unevens in this recent session. There will be a demonstration of 
various gymnastic routines Monday at 4 p.m. for the college communll) 
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